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Primary Schools (Admissions Criteria) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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4.  The criteria to be applied in selecting children for admission to a school shall include the following matters—

(a)the order of priority in which children in the relevant age group shall be admitted to the school at the beginning of the school year, where the number of applications for admission exceeds the school’s admissions number for that school year;

(b)the order of priority in which children in the relevant age group shall be admitted to the school at any later time in the school year, where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of vacant places;

(c)the order of priority in which children not in the relevant age group shall be admitted to the school, where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of vacant places;

(d)provision to give priority to children who will have attained the lower limit of compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission over those who will not have attained the lower limit of compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission.

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