Initial Admission Criteria

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any application form/ transfer form.

In the event of over-subscription a sub-committee of the Board of Governors will apply the following criteria in the order indicated to identify those children to be admitted to the school. In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school will be selected before any child not so resident.


(either in September 2016 or during the course of the 2016/2017 school year)

  1. Brothers and sisters in attendance during the 2015/2016 school year.
  2. Brothers and sisters previously in attendance.
  3. Children of former pupils.
  4. Children for whom City of Armagh High School is the nearest controlled secondary school to the child’s normal place of residence.
  5. Other Children.

In the event of over-subscription within any of the above criteria the following sub-criteria will be applied to determine which children should be admitted.

(i)Children who have Special Circumstances which in the opinion of the Board of Governors merit priority being given to children’s admission. (See note 1).

(ii)Those children who reside nearest to the school as determined by distance from home to school ‘as the crow flies’(designated as such on appropriate Ordnance Survey Maps).

NOTE 1 : Details of special circumstances must be given on/attached to the Transfer Form. Evidence supporting the special circumstances

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