Schools’ Admission Criteria

When applying for a place at a post-primary school, it’s important that you read (slowly and in detail) their admission criteria as this will give you clear guidance on how the school will allocate places from all their applications.

These documents are taken from the Education Authority site and organised within this blog, with the hope that it makes these files easier for you to find and read.

How These Documents Can Help

These documents should help you judge if your child is likely to be offered a place at the school, if they meet certain criteria. For example, if a high school allocates places based on distance from the school and you live very close, then you’re likely to be given a place. Alternatively, if you live a good distance away, but you have another child at the school and the criteria explains that children with siblings at the school are given first preference, then again you will be in with a great chance.

Grammars Offer Places Based On SEAG Result

As you’ll see when you go through the documents, all grammar schools will admit pupils firstly based on their SEAG Outcome, and then usually in a tie-break for the final, remaining places they’ll use non-academic criteria e.g. sibling at the school.

Don’t Panic – First Glance Can Be Daunting

These are not light documents, so if you haven’t seen these before, you might gasp at first, but don’t panic. Once you start to dissect the document and break it down, I promise it will become clearer (hopefully). I would recommend printing off each admission criteria for schools you are considering and getting your head around the detail. It may also be great prompt for further questions which you can use on the Open Days/Nights.

Bonus Form At The End To Help You Organise Your Thinking...


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Schools In Alphabetical Order



















SEAG Practice





Bonus Form – To Help Organise Your School Choices

Use this form to help you organise your thinking, even before the results come in.

The hope is that this will give you some perspective and clarity, so you can ultimately make the best decisions for your child.

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