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Pre-School Education in Schools (Admissions Criteria) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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4.—(1) The criteria to be applied in selecting children for admission to pre-school education at a school shall include the following matters—

(a)the order of priority in which children shall be admitted to full-time pre-school education at the beginning of the school year where the number of applications for such admission exceeds the full-time enrolment number determined by the Department under Article 25 of the 1998 Order for the school for that school year;

(b)the order of priority in which children shall be admitted to part-time pre-school education at the beginning of the school year where the number of applications for such admission exceeds the part-time enrolment number determined by the Department under Article 29 of the 1998 Order for the school for that school year;

(c)the order of priority in which children shall be admitted to full-time pre-school education at any time after the beginning of the school year where the number of applications for such admission exceeds the number of vacant full-time places for pre-school education for that school year;

(d)the order of priority in which children shall be admitted to part-time pre-school education at any time after the beginning of the school year where the number of applications for such admission exceeds the number of vacant part-time places for pre-school education for that school year;

(e)subject to paragraph (2), provision to give priority, in the following order of priority, to—

(i)children from socially disadvantaged circumstances who will be aged 4 before 1st September in their final pre-school year;

(ii)children from socially disadvantaged circumstances who will be aged 3 before 1st September in their final pre-school year;

(iii)children not falling within sub-paragraphs (i) or (ii) who will be aged 4 before 1st September in their final pre-school year; and

(iv)children not falling within sub-paragraphs (i) or (ii) who will be aged 3 before 1st September in their final pre-school year;

and who at the time of their proposed admission will not have a pre-school education place whether full-time or part-time at another school or any other premises.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1)(e)(iv) shall require the criteria to give priority to any children referred to in that provision over any children with special educational needs.

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