Home Page

Prospective Parents 2021

Explore Cumran Primary School Further .........


Unfortunately this year due to Covid 19, we have been unable to welcome you into our school, however we would still really like you to explore Cumran, to see how our pupils learn and to experience just a little bit of our ethos. Therefore we have created this section with a selection of videos and our Virtual Tour for you to get a flavour of life in Cumran. 

Please click on the links below to our Youtube channel to enjoy a snapshot of daily life in our school. 

Our Virtual Tour of Cumran

Our virtual tour led by our pupils!

Transforming ICT, Managing Change Across the Primary Curriculum - Cumran Primary School, Clough

Cumran Primary School, Clough tell the story of their involvement in Future Classrooms with Nerve Belfast

Cumran Pupil Video

Pupils take you on a tour showing you how we use ICT to enhance learning in Cumran.

Cumran Primary School

Cumran Primary School Principal Rhonda Moles discusses Cumran's use of ICT. Capita/C2k ICT Excellence Awards winner.

Inspection Report

Please click on the link below to read our recent Outstanding Inspection Report - November 2019.

Cumran Primary School

Prospectus 2021


Click on the PDF below to access Cumran Primary School Prospectus 2021



Application Process

If your child is starting primary school in September 2021, you can apply for their place online from 7 January 2021 at 12 noon.  The closing date for primary one applications will be 12.00 noon on 29 January 2021.  Further information is available on the EA website under the Admissions section at - 


If you require any help, please contact the school office on 028 44811352.


Year 1 Intake


N.B:  Applicants should note that they may be required to produce verifying documents.  The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any 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if information is supplied which appears to be false or misleading in any material way, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.  In the event that there are more applicants than places available, the Board of Governors has determined that the following criteria shall be applied by an Admissions Committee of the Board of Governors and Principal in the order set down:


Priority will be given to children who will have attained compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission, over those who will not have attained compulsory school age at the time of their proposed admission.


In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission will be selected for admission to the school before any child not so resident.


  1. Children who reside within the traditional catchment area of Clough (including the areas formerly served by Seaforde, Claragh and Annadorn schools) and Downshire Primary School. 
    A map showing the catchment area, as agreed by the Board of Governors, is on view in the Secretary’s Office.
  2. Compulsory school age children from other areas.
    Supplementary Criteria
    In the event of over-subscription, in any one of the above criteria, the following sub-criteria will be applied in the order set down:-
  1. Children who, at the date of their application, have a child of the family currently enrolled at the school.
  2. Children who live closest to the school measured by Google Maps as walking distance from the child’s home to the school.  Where 2 or more children live equidistant from the school, final selection will be by tie-breaker using the following methods:


      (i)      Preference will be given to the eldest first as shown on the birth certificate.

     (ii)     Preference will be given on the basis of initial letter of surname as entered on birth certificate     

                in order set out below:



This order was determined by a randomised selection of letters of the alphabet.  In the event of the surnames beginning with the same initial letter the subsequent letters of the surname will be used following the same randomly selected alphabet.  In the event of two identical surnames the first initial of the first forename as written on the birth certificate will be used following the same randomly selected alphabet. In the event of the first initial of the first forename being the same initial, the subsequent letters of the same forename will be used in alphabetical order as randomly selected above.



       (iii)  Computerised random selection.


       Year 2 – Year 7 Intake

       As criteria 1-2 above.


       Average Attendance

       The average percentage attendance for Cumran PS (2019/2020) was 94.9%


        Should a vacancy arise, the above criteria will be applied to select pupils from our waiting list.



Applications for Admissions


Total Applications

Total Admissions