Rosetta Primary School

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Rosetta Primary School

‘Nurturing and inspiring every child towards success.’

 

I am sorry you are unable to visit the school this year, and get a real taste of what Rosetta can offer your child. Please click on the link to view a short video by the Principal giving some information about the school.  https://sway.office.com/vj0ls3shoM34dFU3  A  virtual tour of the school will be added by 14th December.

Rosetta Nursery Unit

Admissions Criteria for admission in 2021 (dates may be subject to change by EA)

A timetable of pre-school admissions procedures setting out the dates by which an application is to be submitted is available at www.eani.org.uk/admissions under ‘Pre-School Admissions’.  During the admissions procedure when applying the criteria punctual applications will be considered before late applications are considered. 

The application procedure opens on 7 January 2021 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 29 January 2021 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application.    An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 29 January 2021 will be treated as a late application.

 

As the pre-school admissions procedure is in two stages the timetable also specifies the relevant dates at Stage 2 which will determine if an application is to be considered as punctual or late.

 

Note: Children from ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances’ means a child whose parent is in receipt of (i) Income Support, or (ii) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or (iii) an award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same, or (iv) Universal Credit. When parents apply for places for their child on this basis they must provide Benefit Verification to confirm that they are in receipt of a qualifying payment.  This should be provided to the Pre-School of first preference and the application procedure for Pre-School will outline how this can be submitted.

 

1          Children born between 2 July 2017 and 1 July 2018 whose parent(s)/guardian(s) are from socially disadvantaged circumstances.

2          Children born between 2 July 2017 and 1 July 2018.

 

Sub-criteria

In the event of over-subscription, within either of the above criteria, preference will be given in the order set out below:

 

(a)        Children who have a brother/sister, half-brother/half-sister (‘child of the family’) resident at the same address currently enrolled as a pupil in Rosetta Primary School.

(b)        Children who will have a brother/sister, half-brother/half-sister (‘child of the family’) resident at the same address, enrolled as a pupil in Rosetta Primary School in September 2021.

(c)        Children whose parents have nominated Rosetta Primary School Nursery Unit as their first choice.

(d)        Children who reside in the electoral wards (2012) of Rosetta, Ormeau, Ravenhill, Cregagh or the part of Galwally bordered by Belvoir, Rosetta, Cregagh and the Upper Knockbreda Road. Addresses will be verified using Spatial NI (https://maps.spatialni.gov.uk/)

Instructions on using this tool are available on the school’s website (www.rosettaps.co.uk) and a map is available to view in the School Office.

(e)       Children from other areas.

 

In the event of there still being more applicants than places then selection will be on the basis of the initial letter of the child’s surname as recorded on the child’s birth certificate in the order as set out below:

 

G L I B Z A V S W Mac N T R F C X E H M P D Q Y O K J O’ Mc U

 

The order was determined by a randomised selection of the letters of the alphabet. In the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter the subsequent letters of the surname will be used in standard alphabetical order. In the event of two identical surnames, the alphabetical order of the letters of the forenames as recorded on the child’s birth certificate will be used. If it is still not possible to distinguish between applicants, places will be determined by drawing lots. In the event of a double-barrelled surname, the first surname will be used for the purposes of selection.

 

 

Non Statutory Criteria

3              Children born 2 July 2018 – 1 July 2019 inclusive will be selected in strict chronological age – eldest child first.

 

All applications must be accompanied by the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence (eg utility bill, bank or building society statement, the child’s medical card or a letter awarding child benefit), dated within three months of application.

Documentation submitted in support of your application should be provided directly to the school/provider of first preference.

 

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on the application form, or left into the first preference pre-school provider e.g. confirmation from Social Security/ Jobs and Benefits Office of ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances.’ Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application form and/or brought to school by Friday 5th February 2021 at 12 noon.  Examples of such information include whether the child currently has brothers or sisters attending the school and proof of ‘socially disadvantaged circumstances.’

 

Duty to Verify

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any applicant’s Application Form.

 

If the requested evidence is not provided to the Board of Governors by the deadline given a place will not be offered under that sub-criterion. Similarly, if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

 

Waiting List Policy

Should a vacancy arise after placement letters have been issued, all applications for admission to Rosetta Nursery School Unit that were initially refused, together with late applications and applications where new information has been provided, will be treated equally and the published criteria applied. The school will contact you in writing if your child gains a place in the school by this method. This waiting list will be in place until 30 June 2021.

 

Should you wish your child’s application to remain on a waiting list after this date, please inform the school directly.

 

 

 

 

 

Admissions Criteria for Primary 1

 

During the admissions procedure when applying the criteria punctual applications will be considered before late applications are considered.   The application procedure opens on 7 January 2021 at 12noon (GMT) and an application submitted by the closing date of 29 January 2021 at 12noon (GMT) will be treated as a punctual application.   An application received after 12noon (GMT) on 29 January 2021 will be treated as a late application.

 

It is the policy of the school to admit only children of compulsory school age.

If Year 1 is over-subscribed the following criteria will apply in the order below.

 

 

1        Children who have a brother, sister, half-brother and/or half-sister (‘child of the family’) resident at the same address, currently in attendance at Rosetta PS.

 

2       Children who live nearest to the school, measured using Google maps to provide the distance from home to school in a straight line.

 

 

It is the Parents'/Guardians’ responsibility to ensure that any information relevant to our school’s admissions criteria is detailed on the application or provided to the first preference school no later than noon on 5 February 2021.

 

The child’s birth certificate should be forwarded to the 1st preference school. All applications must be accompanied by proof of residence (e.g. child’s medical card or utility bill, dated within 3 months). Parents should ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admission criteria is received by the school.

 

Duty To Verify

 

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any application.

If the requested evidence is not provided to the Board of Governors by the deadline given, this will result in the withdrawal of an offer of a place. Similarly, if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

 

Waiting List Policy

 

After 1 September 2021 and during the 2021/2022 school year the above criteria will be applied to fill a vacancy arising within the school’s admissions number.

When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the application form or attached to it.

 

 

 

 

P2 – P7 Admissions Criteria

 

The same criteria, 1-3 as used for the P1 intake will be applied for P2-P7 intake

 

 

Applications and Admissions to Primary 1

Year

Total Applications

Total Admissions

 2018/19

47

47

2019/2020

39

39

2020/2120

36

36