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Post-Primary Admissions

Post-Primary Admissions

The following information is applicable to children who are in Primary 7 and who will be transferring to post primary school in September 2018. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs have a separate transfer process, and queries on this should be addressed to the Special Education Department of the Education Authority.

Close of Admission Procedure

The application procedure for admission to Year 8 in post primary schools for September 2018 concluded on Friday 18 May 2018 with the issue of letters to notify parents of the outcome of their application. If you received a letter read the leaflet – What do I need to do now?

This leaflet contains information on what do to if your child is placed, has not been offered a place along with guidance on what to do if you want to change schools or have not applied for a post primary place before now.

Places Available

This document includes a list of schools that had places available at the end of the post primary admissions procedure which concluded on Friday 18 May 2018.

The parents’ guide provides information on how the admissions procedure operates and how post primary schools select children. 

Note: Each primary school has a reference book for viewing which details the admissions criteria for all post-primary schools in their council area.

Search for School Criteria

Use the search options to find schools and their criteria.  The Keywords search will search for school name or location.  Enter a postcode if you wish to do a mileage range search.

Search Results

  • click on a School name to view full schools details
  • click the School Criteria Document to view school admissions criteria and details of open days/evenings
  • click back button to return to search results

If you require further help, please contact the appropriate EA admissions office.

School Criteria Search


School NameEducation PhaseArea
Cambridge House Grammar SchoolPost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Campbell CollegePost Primary SchoolBelfast
Carrickfergus AcademyPost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Carrickfergus Grammar SchoolPost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Castlederg High SchoolPost Primary SchoolWestern
Christian Brothers SchoolPost Primary SchoolBelfast
Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Omagh (CBS)Post Primary SchoolWestern
City of Armagh High SchoolPost Primary SchoolSouthern
Clounagh Junior High School Portadown Post Primary SchoolSouthern
Colaiste FeirstePost Primary SchoolBelfast
Coleraine CollegePost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Coleraine Grammar SchoolPost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Cookstown High SchoolPost Primary SchoolSouthern
Corpus Christi CollegePost Primary SchoolBelfast
Craigavon Senior High SchoolPost Primary SchoolSouthern
Cross and Passion CollegePost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Crumlin Integrated CollegePost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern
Cullybackey CollegePost Primary SchoolNorth Eastern

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