Under current legislation every Junior school has a standard number set by the Education Authority. At Melbourne the standard number for 2018/2019 has been increased to seventy. This means that the Authority consider that seventy children may be accommodated in Year 3 and each subsequent year group during an academic year.
Applications for Admission
Parents will complete a common application form distributed by Infant Schools. The form should be returned to the Infant School or straight to the Local Authority. Alternatively, parents may apply online by clicking on the link here.
The following criterion will be applied with regard to admissions. This is particularly relevant when the school is over subscribed:
Criteria 0 – SEN
Criteria 1 – Looked after children
Criteria 2 – Normal area with siblings
Criteria 3 – Normal area without siblings
Criteria 4 – Out of area with siblings
Criteria 5 – Out of area based on distance
Visits and Meetings
Parents who wish to view the school are warmly invited to contact the School Business Officer to arrange an appointment with the Headteacher.
An open afternoon is held in September, prior to application for admission.
An open afternoon for new parents is also held in May. This is followed by a more detailed meeting which is held in July.
We have a very strong liaison with Melbourne Infant School and pupils take part in a variety of activities to help to familiarise themselves with teachers and routines. This includes participating in our sports day. The teachers also liaise very closely with Year 2 teachers and records are transferred to ensure that pupils continue to make good progress as they enter the juniors.