Admission to Senior High Schools (Age 14+)

In the Two-Tier System (sometimes known as the Dickson Plan) the majority of pupils attending Controlled Junior High Schools transfer at the end of Key Stage 3 / Year 10 to Controlled Senior High Schools or other post primary schools to complete their compulsory education in Key Stage 4.

Schools outside the two-tier system

While the majority of pupils transfer from a Controlled Junior High School to a Senior High School parents may apply to a post-primary school other than a Senior High School for a place in Key Stage 4 for their child.

Some schools in the former Craigavon area are not part of the Two-Tier System and retain their pupils beyond the age of 14. Pupils may leave at the age of 16 (end of Year 12) or stay at school until the age of 18 (end of Year 14). The schools are:

Brownlow Integrated College, Craigavon Controlled Integrated
Lismore Comprehensive, Craigavon Catholic Maintained
St Ronan's College, Lurgan Voluntary Grammar


Admissions Helpdesk

If additional information is required or any difficulty is experienced, parents can contact the admissions helpdesk on:

028 9598 5595

Helpline open from 9am to 5pm

or email the relevant address listed below

Do you know that your choice and order of preferences could impact on your child’s eligibility for transport assistance?

Last updated: 21/11/2018