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St. Eoghan's Primary School, Moneyneena

Year 1 Applications

St. Eoghan’s P.S., Moneyneena is a Catholic Primary School in the Parish of Ballinascreen, in the Diocese of Derry. The school’s formula enrolment number is 127 and the school’s admission number is 18.

St. Eoghan’s P.S. is an inclusive school and welcomes applications for enrolment from any pupil, irrespective of their background.

The current policy is to admit children to who have reached the compulsory age, i.e. those children whose fourth birthday falls on or before 1st July the Primary 1 class on the first day of the Autumn Term.

As part of the P1 Induction Programme, P1 children are invited to spend a morning in school before the end of the summer term. Parents are also invited to an Information Evening with the principal and class teacher / assistants. In addition to this, staff from the school will visit the various nursery settings to meet the children transferring to the school. At the beginning of the Autumn Term, the P1 parents are invited to an informal meeting with the principal and the P1 teacher. The purpose of this is to gather information relating to the child so that the transition to primary school will become more effective.

The Board of Governors and the Principal will put into practice the admissions criteria.

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.

Admissions criteria to be used in the event of the school being oversubscribed.

The criteria are listed in order of priority.

  1. Children for whom St. Eoghan’s P.S. is the nearest maintained P.S.
  2. Children who have brothers or sister enrolled in the school.
  3. Children whose parent/guardian, brother/sister (half-brother/sister) are prior pupils of the school.
  4. Children whose parent/guardian is a member of the school staff.
  5. Children who live closest to St. Eoghan’s P.S. as measured by public road/footpath.
  6. Children from other areas of the parish.