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Welcome to Annaghmore Primary School
Annaghmore Primary School is situated in the townland and parish of Annaghmore which nestles in the middle of a triangle of large towns; Armagh, Dungannon and Portadown. Annaghmore is adjacent to the M1 Motorway and is eight miles from Portadown, its main shopping area.

Annaghmore School lies in the lee of a small hill overlooking a moss filled valley. Annaghmore means great bog. The school is bounded on three sides by apple orchards, which is the main enterprise of the farming community in the area.

Today the school has approximately 72 children on roll.

The school is often seen as the focal point of the rural community and annual Harvest and Christmas festivals involve the whole parish.

Over the past few years, the school has been part of an ongoing amalgamation process. After many years of research and planning our amalgamation with Tullyroan Primary School is timetabled for September 2005. The new 5-teacher school, as yet unnamed, will be sited on the Blackisland Road, close to Annaghmore Parish Church. This is a very exciting time for the school and we really look forward to our move. The attractive, modern premises promise to be exceptional, providing the children of this area with many new opportunities to develop, both socially and academically.

In Annaghmore we have always considered that the education of children is a partnership between school and home so it is important that mutual understanding and trust should be the basis of our shared responsibility of your child.

While we endeavor to keep the information in this website correct, changes do occur from time to time in school, and in such circumstances, parents will be kept fully informed.

S.J.Blevins

Staff
The staff consists of two Assistant Teachers, a teaching Vice Principal, a teaching Principal, Teachers employed for Principal Release and Special Needs, two classroom assistants and a secretary. Ancillary staff include a cook and her assistant, two supervisory assistants and a caretaker.

Photo of current staff


Staff List

P6/P7 Teacher

Mr S. Blevins (Principal)

P4/P5 Teacher

Mrs J. McMillan (Vice-Principal)

Reception/P1 Teacher

Mrs M. Davidson

P2/P3 Teacher

Miss C. Bennett
Classroom Assistants Mrs W. Winter
Mrs H. Maybury
  Mrs G Boyd
Supervisors Mrs P. Campbell
Mrs W. Frizzell
Cook Mrs C. Martin
Assistant Cook Mrs E. Willis
Caretaker Mrs L. Simpson
Secretary Mrs J. McCluskey

 

Admission
If the school's admission and enrolment numbers have not been reached the school will admit all children of the appropriate age whose parents wish them to attend the school. These children are:

1 firstly those of compulsory school age (children who reach their forth birthday on or before 1 July 2004); then
2 those who reach their forth birthday between 2 July and 1 September 2004 (both dates inclusive) - to be admitted the first Monday in September 2004; then
3 those who reach their forth birthday between 2 September 2004 and 31 October 2004 (both dates inclusive) - to be admitted on the Monday following their birthday; then
4 those who reach their forth birthday during the remainder of the Autumn term to be admitted at the beginning of the Spring Term 2005; then
5 those who reach their forth birthday during the Spring term of 2005 to be admitted at the beginning of the Summer Term 2005.

Children in categories 2 to 5 will only be selected for admission if places are not filled by children in earlier categories.

Children under compulsory school age may only be admitted if the present level of resources and staffing are available for the 2004/2005 school year.

Admission Criteria
The Board of governors delegates authority to the Principal to apply the following criteria to identify which children should be admitted either at initial admission to education or on transfer from another school. In selecting children for admission children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school will be selected for admission to the school before any child not so resident.

1 Children of compulsory school age.
2 Children who will have brothers or sisters in attendance during the 2004/2005 school year.
3 Children whose brothers or sisters previously attended the school.
4 Sons or daughters of permanent employees at the school.
5 Children for whom the school is the controlled primary school nearest to their home.
6 Children with special circumstances (social, medical or security). The special circumstances must be made known at the time of application. The Board of Governors reserves the right to seek confirmation of the special circumstances from a statutory body.
7 The remaining places will be allocated on the basis of the proximity of the child's home to the school.

Criterion 7 will also be used to discriminate within any oversubscribed criterion (except criterion 1).

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