Year 9 - 12 Admissions Criteria


RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS TO THE SCHOOL

The Board of Governors delegates, to the Principal, the responsibility of applying the criteria in the selection of Year 8 pupils, such selection to be approved by the Board of Governors.

ADMISSIONS POLICY

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR ENTRY OF PUPILS TO YEAR 8 IN SEPTEMBER 2022

Where the number of applications for admission to the school exceeds the admission number, the following criteria shall apply in the order set down.

1. A girl who has a sister / *child of the family enrolled at Ashfield Girls’ High School at the time of application. (This information must be indicated on the Transfer Application, noting the name of the sister /*child of the family).

2. A girl who places Ashfield Girls’ High School as first or second preference.

3. A girl who attends one of the school’s traditional feeder primary schools (see table below).

4. A girl whose brother / *child of the family currently attends Ashfield Boys’ High School. (This information must be indicated on the Transfer Application, noting the name of the brother / * child of the family)

5. A girl who lives closest to the main entrance of the school (Holywood Road), as determined by a straight-line measurement on an Ordnance Survey Map.

* The criterion “child of the family” will be, defined in relation to the parties to a marriage or parties living together in the same household, interpreted in accordance with Annex 2 paragraphs 3-5 of The Procedure for Transfer from Primary to Post-Primary Education: “Child of the family” means a child of both of them, and any other child who has been treated by both of those parties as a “child of their family”. The Department of Education has been advised that this definition of a child of the family covers: a child born to a married couple; a child born to a co-habitating couple; a child of either of those people by a previous marriage or relationship; a child living with same-sex partners whether there is a civil partnership under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 or not; an adopted or fostered child.

Traditional Feeder Primary Schools

Braniel Primary School Gilnahirk Primary School Nettlefield Primary School
Brooklands Primary School Harding Memorial Primary School Orangefield Primary School
Cregagh Primary School Holywood Primary School Rosetta Primary School
Dundonald Primary School Knockbreda Primary School St Patrick’s Primary School (Holywood)
Elmgrove Primary School Knocknagoney Primary School Strandtown Primary School
Euston Street Primary School Leadhill Primary School Strathearn Preparatory School
Forge Integrated Primary School Lisnasharragh Primary School Victoria Park Primary School

(traditional feeder primary schools are in alphabetical (not rank) order)

Please note:

- Priority will be given to children resident in Northern Ireland, at the time of application.
- When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will take into account only information which is detailed on or uploaded with the Transfer Application. Parents should ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the Transfer Application or uploaded with it.

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 Transfer 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.


Application Form for Admission