Arrangements for Admission of Children – The Nursery (FS1)
Children are admitted to the Nursery the term after their third birthday. We take children on age - not on who gets their child's name down first. The Education Authority allows us to take 26 children per session. You may put your child's name on the waiting list at any time once your child is 2 years of age, but this does not mean that your child will enter Nursery early. To put your child's name on the Nursery waiting list, please either call in to school or telephone 01226 743468. You will be given an admissions form to complete and return and your child will then be put on the waiting list. The Local Authority will write to inform you when your child is allocated a place. We will then contact you with dates for our induction meeting and nursery visits. During our home visit we will ask to see your child's birth certificate.
Wherever possible, we try to give you a choice in your session time. We currently offer:
Five morning sessions per week (8:45am - 11:45am)
Five afternoon sessions per week (12:20pm - 3:20pm)
Two and a half days**:
Beginning of week Monday and Tuesday (8:45am - 3:20pm) and Wednesday (8:45am - 11:45am)
End of week: Wednesday (12:20pm - 3:20pm) and Thursday and Friday (8:45am - 3:20pm)
**Please note that the 2 and a half days mean that your child is attending for more than the 15 hours which are funded and this will incur a small charge.
Admission to school – Full time Education
Each year in December, January or February, all parents whose children are either transferring to secondary school at age 11 or starting full time education at age 4 or 5 (depending on birth month) will receive the Education Authority's Handbook "' Admission to School -Advice to Parents". Please be aware that you must apply for a place at a school, even if it’s linked to your child’s current nursery or primary school.
At the back of the Handbook is a tear-out form. You should complete this form and return it to school as soon as possible and in any event no later than:
You must apply for a primary school place by 15 January.
You must apply for a secondary school place by 31 October.
Once all the forms are returned or the date for final receipt has passed, the Education Department will decide if the school has room to take all the children who have applied.
Greenfield Primary School is allowed to take up to 38 children in each year. If less than 38 children apply then they are all likely to be admitted. If more than 38 children apply, then the decision will be made on the basis of:
If they have brothers or sisters in school;
Who lives nearest to the school in a direct line.
This is decided by the Education Authority — not by the school. Having made application for the school of your choice you will be informed of the success or otherwise of the application as soon as possible after the closing date for admissions.
Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time but this should be done by making an appointment either in person or by telephone: (01226) 743468.