Admissions Criteria for entry into Year 8
The Interim Board of Governors of the new amalgamated school have determined the following admissions criteria for Year 8 in 2018/19. An admissions sub-committee will apply the criteria to the initial set of applications. Thereafter the Principal Designate will apply the criteria to subsequent applicants. The sub-committee will be reconvened as necessary. When considering which children should be selected for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form.
Admissions Criteria 2018/19
The following criteria will be applied in the order set down:
If places are available, the school will admit all pupils whose parents wish them to attend. In the event of oversubscription in criterion 1 the following criteria will be applied.
Students who at the date of their application, have a child of the family currently enrolled in St. Mary’s College or St. Paul’s College.
Students whose permanent place of residence is within any of the contributory parishes listed in no particular order:
Aghadowey, Bellaghy (Ballyscullion), Dunloy, Errigal, Greenlough, Kilrea, Lavey, Portglenone, Rasharkin, Swatragh
Students who attend primary school within the named contributory parishes.
Students who are the eldest or only child in a family.
Students who are entitled to Free School Meals.
Students whose parent/guardian is a permanent employee or past pupil of the school.
If oversubscribed within any of the above criteria (1-6), priority will be given to pupils who list the newly amalgamated school as their first preference post primary school.
If there are still more children than spaces available a tiebreaker will be applied on the basis of the initial letter of the surname of the child wishing to transfer, with the child being selected in the order set out below:
K X T Y I C O R F S W G A E D H L V M U P B J Z Q N
The order was determined by a randomised selection of letters. In the event of the surnames beginning with the same initial letter, the subsequent letters 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 appearing on the transfer form will be used. Hyphenated surnames, consisting of two separate surnames will be treated as one complete word for selection purposes.
Should a vacancy arise the above criteria will be applied to select pupils from our waiting list.
Admissions to Year 8 after 1 September 2018
Parents who wish to have their child considered for admission in the event of a place arising after 1 September 2018 should write to the Principal clearly stating this. In the event of a vacancy arising, the above criteria will be applied to these applications only.