Admissions Criteria

No Open Day permitted due to Covid 19 Restrictions


The College has produced its own detailed Prospectus which is available on our website and a hard copy is available on
request. Our online “Open Day Video” will be live on Saturday 9th January with a Q & A Session to follow
Please contact college for any further information required.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR ENTRY INTO YEAR 8

School Year 2021/22

Respective functions of Board of Governors and Principal

The Board of Governors determine the Admissions Criteria which are applied by the Principal assisted (where necessary) by an Admissions Committee.

 

Criteria

In the event of the College being oversubscribed the following criteria will be applied in the order below until all
places are filled.

 

  1. Applicants who, at the date of their application, have brothers/sisters, half-brothers / half-sisters currently enrolled in the College.

  2. Applicants who are registered parishioners of Magherafelt & Castledawson Parish* and/or attend the following primary schools: Holy Family Primary School, Magherafelt; Spires Integrated Primary School, Magherafelt; New Row Primary School, Castledawson; Anahorish Primary School, Newbridge; St Trea’s Primary School, Ballymaguigan; St Patrick’s Primary School, Loup; St Patrick’s Primary School, Moneymore; Ballylifford Primary School, Ballinderry; Derrychrin Primary School, Ballinderry; Lissan Primary School, Lissan, St Mary’s Primary School, Bellaghy, Gaelscoil an tSeanchai, Magherafelt.

  3. Applicants attending the following primary schools: St Peter’s Primary School, Moortown; St Patrick’s Primary School, Mullinahoe; Knocknagin Primary School, Desertmartin; St Columb’s Primary School, Cullion; St John Bosco Primary School, Ballynease; St Brigid’s Primary School, Mayogall; St Malachy’s Primary School, Drummullan.

  4. Pupils who are children of permanent members of staff.

  5. In the event of the college being oversubscribed, under any of the above, applicants will be admitted in rank order by the initial letter of their surname (as entered on their Birth Certificate) and in the event of a tie by the subsequent letters of their surname in the order set out below:


V U E F W K R N I C X J T A H L S P G Q B Z D O M Y

This criterion will also be used to provide a rank order for applicants should places remain after all applicants
attending schools at criterion 4, have been admitted.


It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that all information in relation to the above criteria is provided on the online Application Form.


The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information provided. The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information requested within the deadline set by the College can result in the withdrawal of a place or the inability to offer a place.


Applicants resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the college will be admitted
before any applicant not so resident will be considered.


Year 8 Admissions after the beginning of the School Year – 2020/21


Parents/Guardians who wish to have their child considered for admission in the event of a place arising after 1st September
2021 should write to the Principal clearly stating this in a letter. Written acknowledgement will be issued. The above criteria
will be applied to these applicants only in the event of such a vacancy arising. Separate admissions criteria are applied for
admissions beyond Year 8 (Years 9 - 12) and Sixth Form (Years 13 and 14).

Year 8 Applications and Admissions

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This table does not include children who were admitted to the school with a statement of special educational needs.


*Parishioners can register at the Parish Centre, 24–26 King Street, Magherafelt, BT45 6AR
Phone: 028 7963 1726


Admissions criteria to Year 9 onwards will be available from the school.