Post Primary Transfer Information
Thank you for your interest in our school. Please take some time to view the other pages in this website to enjoy a taste of our vibrant Academy community. We welcome the opportunity to answer your queries, please contact us using this online form or telephone the school – 028 87727400.
Post Primary Transfer (PPTC) Information
We use the Entrance Assessment as part of our selection criteria for admission to Year 8. If you wish your child to attend the Academy, it is important that the PPTC Entrance Assessment is undertaken.
The timetable of events is as follows:
Monday 1st June 2020
Registration packs are available from Assessment Centres or their websites or from the PPTC website (www.pptcni.com).
|Friday 9th October 2020||Deadline (2.00 pm) for receipt of completed Registration Forms.|
|Saturday 5th December 2020|| |
|Thursday 10th December 2020||Deadline (2.00 pm) for receipt of requests to take the Supplementary Entrance Assessment.|
|Saturday 19th December 2020|| |
Supplementary Entrance Assessment.
|Friday 8th January 2021||Deadline (2.00 pm) for registering claims for Special Circumstances.|
|Friday 29th January 2021||Results of the Entrance Assessment posted (first class) to children’s homes.|
|Friday 12th February 2021||Deadline (2.00 pm) for receipt of requests for re-mark of the Entrance Assessment|
Following registration, parents and their child will be invited to the school for a short familiarisation visit in early October.
Comments from Year 8 Parents
“My son Darragh started St Patrick’s Academy in September 2013. He was quite anxious about starting his new school, especially as it was a much bigger school than the small country primary school he had attended. On starting he decided to join a class where he knew no one. This was the best decision as he quickly made friends. The support he has received has been unbelievable. His teachers are interested in how he has settled in and how he feels about his new school. I have to say that from my son started the Academy he has changed and is very happy with every aspect of his school day. It was the best decision for him to go to the Academy. I am delighted to see my son so content.”
“At the Academy there is great communication between teacher and parents. The staff are always very approachable I feel each teacher tries hard to be sympathetic to each child’s individual needs. My daughter absolutely loves Year 8 and is so enthusiastic when talking about school and what she has learned. She is constantly challenged and enjoys her success.”