A written application needs to be made for a pupil to be placed on our Waiting List. Should vacancies arise within the admissions number during an academic year, the Admissions Criteria as outlined in the Prospectus will apply to those applicants who are on our Waiting List when the place becomes available. Please note that we are not able to add candidates to the Year 8 Waiting List, which is drawn up of those applicants who had initially been refused a place during the transfer procedure. The admissions criteria will determine the order in which applicants are placed on Year 8 Waiting List.
Admission of pupils to Years 9 – 11
External applicants may be admitted to Years 9 to 11 if there are places available within the School’s approved Enrolment Number and within the relevant year group. Pupils shall be admitted on the basis of academic ability and shall be required to provide the most recent school report from the school currently attended. In addition, pupils shall be asked to take a test set by the School. The format of the test will include English and Maths and will be determined by the proposed year of entry. Pupils shall be admitted on the basis of their performance in the test and a good record of progress and behaviour at their current school. It should be noted that applicants to Year 11 must have a viable course of study at GCSE level.
Should two or more applicants to the same year group have the same academic profile, the decision to admit will be taken by applying the sub-criteria (a) to (d) below:
a) applicants who are children of Members or Attenders of the Religious Society of Friends (Parents will be required to provide details of the Meeting with which they are associated so that this information can be verified);
b) applicants who have a brother or sister enrolled at Friends' School Lisburn;
c) applicants to whom (a) to (b) above do not apply.
Under each of these criteria, applicants who are entitled to Free School Meals (Applicants who are listed on the Education Authority register as entitled to Free School Meals at the date on which their parent or guardian has submitted their Application Form) will be given preference over others who meet this criterion. If, following the application of the above sub-criteria in order, there comes a point where there are more pupils who meet a particular criterion than there are places available, then the Board of Governors shall decide which of these pupils are to be admitted on the basis of computerised random selection.