Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria for Year 8 Pupils

Preference will be given to those pupils:


1.Who are resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school.


2.Who have brothers or sisters currently enrolled in the school.


3.Who are the first/only child in the family.


4.Who have a parent/guardian currently employed in a permanent position in the school.


5.Who have a parent who previously attended the school.


6.Whose surname begins with the same initial letter in the same order as those listed below:


            F M S U X BG L N P C K Mc W H J A O Q T Y E I Mac R Z V D
(The order was determined by a randomised selection of letters of the alphabet.)


In the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter the subsequent letter of the surnames will be used in alphabetical order. In the event of two identical surnames the alphabetical order of the letter of the first forename will be used.


The responsibility for the provision of relevant information lies with the parents who must ensure that all information relevant to the criteria is included in, or attached to, the Transfer Form.


The Board of Governors formulate and review the Admission Criteria while the Principal administers the criteria. The Governors also approve admissions.


Admission to Year 8 after 1 September


Parents/Guardians who wish to have their child considered for admission in the event of a place arising after 1 September 2013 should write to the Principal clearly stating this.  The above criteria will be applied to these applications only in the event of such a vacancy arising.