New Primary Transfer Arrangements 2015-2016
The documents below are available to download. They can also be requested from the school.
You may also visit the PPTC website here.
- Contents and Timetable
- Registration form
- Guidance notes
- Specification of the entrance assessment
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Access Arrangements Form (AA1).
This should be completed if you are claiming Access Arrangements for your child (see guidance notes)
- Access Arrangements (Medical Information) (AA2).
This should be completed by your child's General Practioner or Medical Consultant in support of a claim for Access Arrangements in relation to a medical condition.
- Access Arrangements Form (Special Educational Needs) (AA3).
This should be completed by a suitably qualified person in support of a claim for Access Arrangements.
- Sample Familiarisation English Assessment Booklet.
This is a sample of the English Questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.
- Sample Familiarisation English Answer Sheet.
This is a sample answer sheet for the English Assessment being used for the Entrance Assessment.
- Sample Familiarisation Maths Assessment Booklet.
This is a sample of the Mathematics questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.
- Sample Familiarisation Maths Answer Sheet.
This is the sample answer sheet being used for the Entrance Assessment.
|Mon 16th May 2016||Registration packs are available from Assessment Centres or their websites or from the PPTC website (www.pptcni.com)|
|Fri 23rd September 2016||Deadline (2:00pm) for receipt of completed Registration Forms.|
|Sat 19th November 2016||Entrance Assessment.|
|Mon 28th November 2016||Deadline (2:00pm) for receipt of requests to take the Supplementary Assessment.|
|Sat 10th December 2016||Supplementary Entrance Assessment.|
|Fri 16th December 2016||Deadline (2:00pm) for requesting claims for Special Circumstances.|
|Fri 27th January 2017||Results of Entrance Assessment posted (first class) to children’s homes.|
|Fri 10th February 2017||Deadline (2:00pm) for receipt of requests for re-mark of the Entrance Assessment.|
Please feel free to contact us if there is any further information you would like us to include on this page.
The information on this page is updated annually.
The following schools are acting together as a local consortium:
- Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School Newry
- Our Lady’s Grammar School Newry
- Sacred Heart Grammar School Newry
- St Colman’s College Newry
- St Louis Grammar School Kilkeel
When completing the Registration Form, please note that it is not necessary to list three Assessment Centres in SECTION 4 (Assessment Centre Location); instead, please send the completed Registration Form to:
The Entrance Assessment Officer,
Newry and Kilkeel Registration Centre,
c/o Sacred Heart Grammar School,
10, Ashgrove Avenue,
Newry BT 34 1PR
After the close of the Registration period on the 23rd September (2:00pm), all of the Applicants from the same Primary School will be assigned to one of the five schools listed above and they must sit the Entrance Assessment in that designated Assessment Centre.
Please note the Centre assigned for the Entrance Assessment has no bearing upon the choice of schools for September 2017.
Pupils and Parents will decide to which schools they wish to apply as at present i.e. after attending Open Nights in December / January and after the receipt of results on the 27th January 2017.
The PPTC Policy on Access Arrangements is available on all school websites. Hard copies are available on request.