Admission Sub Criteria Used in 2020 – For Schools In Newry Area Not Using GL


Today 29th May 2010, The Boards of Governors of the Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Our Lady’s Grammar School, Sacred Heart Grammar School, St Colman’s College, Newry and St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel – schools in the Newry and Kilkeel Consortium have agreed, in light of the current circumstances of Covid19 and for one year only, that the academic admissions criteria in each of the five schools will not be used for the academic year 2021-22.

  • As a result, none of the five schools will use outcomes from GL Entrance Assessment as part of their Admissions Criteria for the academic year 2021-22. Pupils applying to these schools will not be required to provide a GL Entrance Assessment result.
  • All five schools will temporarily amend their Admissions Criteria for the 2021-22 academic year accordingly.
  • Aside from some minor amendments at an individual school level, the Admissions Criteria for the 2021- 22 academic year will largely be based on each school’s sub-criteria.

So, basically, they will ‘largely use the schools sub-criteria’, so let’s explore that in more detail.


Sub Criteria For Abbey Christian Brothers, Newry

  1. Boys who, at the date of their application, have a parent/guardian who is a member of the permanent teaching, administrative, or ancillary staff of the Abbey.
  2. Boys who, at the date of their application, have another boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) attending the school or having been selected for admission to the school in the coming school year.
  3. Boys who have had another boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) previously attend the school.
  4. Boys whose father/guardian attended the school.
  5. Boys who are the first boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to transfer to secondary education, i.e. the eldest boy of the family as defined above.
  6. Boys who are the first boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to apply to a Grammar School.
  7. Boys who, at the date of their application, are entitled to Free School Meals Provision (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance).
  8. Other boys ranked by date of birth with the youngest boy admitted first and all other boys admitted by age (youngest first) until all places have been filled.

Sub Criteria For Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry

  1. Girls who, at the date of their application, have a parent/guardian who is a member of the permanent teaching, administrative, or ancillary staff of Our Lady’s Grammar School.
  2. Girls who, at the date of their application, have another girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) attending the school or selected for admission to the school in the coming school year.
  3. Girls who have had another girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) previously attend the school.
  4. Girls who are the first girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to transfer to secondary education, i.e. the eldest girl of the family as defined above.
  5. Girls who are the first girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to apply to a Grammar School.
  6. Girls whose mother/guardian attended the school.
  7. Girls who, at the date of their application, are entitled to Free School Meals Provision (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance).

Sub Criteria For Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry

  1. Girls who, at the date of their application, have a parent/guardian who is a member of the permanent teaching, administrative, or ancillary staff of the Sacred Heart Grammar School.
  2. Girls who, at the date of their application, have another girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) attending the school or having been selected for admission to the school in the coming school year.
  3. Girls who have had another girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) previously attend the school.
  4. Girls whose mother/guardian attended the school.
  5. Girls who are the first girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to transfer to secondary education, i.e. the eldest girl of the family as defined above.
  6. Girls who are the first girl of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to apply to a Grammar School.
  7. Girls, who at the date of their application, are entitled to Free School Meals Provision (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance).

Sub Criteria For St Colman’s College, Newry

  1. Boys who, at the date of their application, have a parent/guardian who is a member of the permanent teaching, administrative, or ancillary staff of St Colman’s College.
  2. Boys who, at the date of their application, have another boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) attending the College or having been selected for admission to the College in the coming College year.
  3. Boys who have had another boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) previously attend the College.
  4. Boys whose father/guardian attended the College.
  5. Boys who are the first boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to transfer to secondary education, i.e. the eldest boy of the family as defined above.
  6. Boys who are the first boy of the family (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance) to apply to a Grammar School.
  7. Boys, who at the date of their application, are entitled to Free School Meals Provision (as defined by DE in Transfer 2010 Guidance).
  8. Other boys ranked by date of birth with the youngest boy admitted first and all other boys admitted by age (youngest first) until all places have been filled.

Sub Criteria For St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel

  1. Applicants who have a sister or brother enrolled at the School at the time of application;
  2. Applicants who, at the date of their application, have a Parent/Guardian who is a member of the permanent teaching, administrative or support staff of the School.
  3. Applicants whose brother or sister previously attended the School;
  4. Applicants whose mother/father attended St Louis Grammar School as a pupil;
  5. Applicants who are the first child of the family to transfer to secondary education, i.e. the eldest child of the family.
  6. Applicants, who at the date of their application, are entitled to Free School Meals Provision.
  7. Other applicants ranked by date of birth with the youngest child admitted first and all other children admitted by age (youngest first) until all places have been filled.
  8. Remaining places will be allocated to pupils who have not indicated St Louis Grammar School as their first preference, these children will be rank ordered for admission by application of 1– 7 above

WANT TO READ THE FULL ADMISSION CRITERIA?

Click here for Admission Criteria 2020 blog and access to the full documents.


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