Admission to Knockbreda Primary School is completed online and key dates on when this becomes live
be shared with prospective parents closer to the time. Please continue to check back on our website
or our calendar, which includes KPS key dates.
Below, available to download, is our current admission policy and a link
to the EA Admission information page which should explain the process and what you are required to
do if you wish to make an application for Primary 1 in January 2023.
If you would like to visit our school at any time please do not hesitate to give us a call on
02890401871 to arrange. We will be having an Open Night for
prospective P1 parents on Monday 28th
Respective Functions of the Board of Governors
The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions
Sub-Committee, which includes the Principal, the responsibility for applying these criteria.
Year 1 Intake
Only children of compulsory school age will be considered for admission.
Should the school become over-subscribed, the Board of Governors will admit pupils in accordance
with the following criteria in the order stated:
Children with a brother or sister (including half-brothers, half-sisters, step
step sisters, foster brothers and/or foster sisters) currently in attendance at the
Children who are the eldest in the family.
Children whose normal home address is closer to the school than any other controlled
primary school (walking distance from home address to school address measured by
Children whose brother, sister (including half-brothers,
half-sisters, step brothers,
step sisters, foster brothers and/or foster sisters) or parent attended the school
(dates to be provided).
Children whose parent(s) are permanent employees of the school.
In the event of still more applicants than places available, children who live
the school will be offered places first. (Walking distance from home address to
address measured by Google Maps).
In the event of a tie for the last place at criterion 6, pupils will be selected
admission on the basis of initial letter of surname (as entered on birth
the order set out below:
This random selection was generated by random.org and is reset each year. In the
the surnames beginning with the same letter the subsequent letters of the
used. In the event of two identical surnames the first initial of the forename
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that all relevant information
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 form.
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
In the case of oversubscription, the Principal will maintain a waiting list of pupils wishing to
obtain a place. All applicants that were initially refused will automatically be added to the
waiting list. Should a vacancy arise after placement letters are issued all previously unsuccessful
applicants and any new applications will be treated equally and the above criteria applied.
waiting list will be in place until June 2023.
Please contact the school if you wish your child’s
name to be added or removed from this list.
The above criteria will apply in so far as the school’s enrolment number has not been reached, and
class sizes will not exceed those permitted in the Department of Education guidelines.