Admissions Criteria

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.

Download our Admissions Criteria: St Patrick’s Academy Admissions Criteria 2020-21

The timetable of events is as follows:


Monday 13th May 2019


Registration packs are available from Assessment Centres or their websites or from the PPTC website (


Friday 20th September 2019 Deadline (2.00 pm) for receipt of completed Registration Forms.


Saturday 16th November 2019 Entrance Assessment.


Monday 25th November 2019Deadline (2.00 pm) for receipt of requests to take the Supplementary Entrance Assessment.


Saturday 7th December 2019 Supplementary Entrance Assessment.


Friday 13th December 2019 Deadline (2.00 pm) for registering claims for Special Circumstances.


Friday 24th January 2020(TBC) Results of the Entrance Assessment posted (first class) to children’s homes.


Friday 7th February 2020 Deadline (2.00 pm) for receipt of requests for re-mark of the Entrance Assessment