Presentation on theme: "Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 Procedure Outline“Transfer 2015”Entrance CriteriaCompleting the Application FormSpecial Circumstances/ProvisionKey DatesWhat Now?
2 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 ProcedureAll 11 year olds will transfer to secondary school in *Exceptional circumstances may applyParents must decide which school would be best suited to their child.Consider…Child’s talents/ abilityConvenience/TransportSpecialismFamily connectionsAdmissions Criteria
3 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 Admissions CriteriaAdmissions criteria are set by the Board of Governors of the Secondary School.Only Grammar Schools may apply Academic CriteriaCriteria could range from locality, FSM, siblings and may be different for every school.Familiarise yourself with “Transfer 2015.” Seek clarification from secondary schools.Attend Open Evenings
4 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 Application FormIt is the responsibility of Parents to ensure that all relevant information is included on the form.Secondary Schools have a duty to verify information. You may be asked to verify information if that information has enabled your child to gain a place.(Do not send any other documentation at this time unless specifically directed to in the entrance criteria. E.g. Entrance Test Results)Completed forms should be returned to Nazareth House P.S. for forwarding to W.E.L.B. by February 13th. *
5 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 Special CircumstancesSchools that use academic performance for selection may consider medical or other problems which might have affected performance.Special ProvisionChildren coming from a school outside N.I. or who have received more than half their primary education outside N.I. may be considered for Special Provision.Please read each schools criteria for accepting Special Circumstances and Special Provision.
6 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 Key Dates:January 2015 – February 2015Post-primary schools hold Open Days/EveningsFriday 13 February 2015Final date for completed Transfer Forms to be forwarded to ELBs by primary schools.4th March 2015Final date for changes of preference to be received by ELBs. (unless under exceptional circumstances- 13th May)22nd May Letter confirming offer of a place.8th June Final Date for any appeal.
7 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 What Now?Familiarise yourself with “Changing Schools at Eleven.”Attend relevant Open DaysTalk to your childTake cognisance of school reportsNominate Preferences on form. At least four nominations are required. (at least one non grammar school)Return the completed forms to us at your earliest convenience but at least by Feb. 10th so that we can process the forms and get them to WELB by 13th..
8 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 ADMISSIONS NUMBERS FOR GRAMMAR SCHOOLSDERRY CITY COUNCIL AREAFoyle & Londonderry College 121Lumen Christi CollegeSt Columb’s CollegeThornhill CollegeTotal
9 Nazareth House P.S. Transfer Meeting 2015 St. Brigid’s 125St. Cecilia’s 129St. Joseph’s 140St. Mary’s 130St. Pat’s & St. Brigid’s 100Oakgrove 130Total
10 There are 1415 places available in Derry Nazareth House P.S.Transfer Meeting 2015COUNCIL AREA BOYS GIRLS OVERALLControlledIntegratedMaintainedTOTALThere are 1415 places available in Derry1164 in Maintained Schools
11 Nazareth House P.S.Transfer Meeting 2015But above all……Don’t Panic!