The following admission criteria will be applied by the Board of Governors of St Ciaran’s College to Primary 7 students applying for admission in September 2021.

In the event of over-subscription in the case of the first or subsequent criteria the next criteria will be applied in order.

  1. Resident in the parish of Aghaloo, Aughavea/ Aughentaine, Beragh, Clogher, Errigal Ciaran, Eskra, Killeeshil.

  2. Applicants for whom a sibling is currently attending.

  3. Children who attend St. Joseph’s Primary School, Galbally

  4. Children who are not a resident of a contributory parish but who attend;
    Blessed Patrick O’Loughran, Castlecaulfield Derrylatinee P.S.

    Drumduff P.S.
    Roan P.S.
    Roscavey P.S.
    St Brigid’s P.S., Altamuskin St Joseph’s P.S., Caledon

    St Joseph’s P.S., Galbally
    St Lawrence’s P.S., Fintona
    St Macartan’s, P.S., Clogher
    St Malachy’s P.S., Glencull
    St Mary’s P.S., Aughnacloy
    St Mary’s P.S., Ballygawley
    St Mary’s P.S., Cabragh
    St Mary’s P.S., Fivemiletown
    St Oliver Plunkett P.S., Beragh St Patrick’s P.S., Aughadarragh St Patrick’s P.S., Donaghmore St Patrick’s P.S., Eskra

  5. The eldest of the family.

  6. Child of a staff member.

  7. Age – The eldest applicants established by date of

    birth as entered on a birth certificate.

When considering which children should be selected for admission,
the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the Transfer Form. Parents should therefore ensure that all information pertaining to their child and relevant to the school’s admissions criteria is stated on the Transfer Form or attached to it including whether the child attends a contributory primary school and which parish they belong to.

Duty to Verify

Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any Transfer Form.

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by the school can result in the withdrawal of a place and the inability to offer a place on the part of any school nominated on the applicant’s Transfer Form.

Applications and Admissions to Year 8

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Criteria for Transfer Between Schools

In the event of St Ciaran’s falling below the total enrolment number attributed to it by The Department of Education Northern Ireland, (i.e. being undersubscribed) transfer of students from another secondary/ grammar school into St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley, during Year 8 or into other years i.e. Years 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, may be possible. In such an event, the Board of Governors has determined that the criteria set out below will apply if there are two or more suitable applicants for a place.

1. Resident in the parish of Aghaloo, Beragh, Errigal
Ciaran, Clogher, Eskra, Killeeshil, Aughavea/Aughentaine.

2. Applicants for whom a sibling is currently attending.
3. Children who attend St Joseph’s Primary School, Galbally. 4. Children who are not a resident of a contributory parish

but who attend the Primary Schools listed above.
5. The eldest child of the family.
6. Child of a staff member.
7. Age – The eldest applicants established by date of birth

as entered on a birth certificate.

Candidates must provide sufficient information at the time of application to allow the admissions criteria to be fairly applied. They must also indicate acceptance of all school rules and regulations. Incorrect information may lead to the withdrawal of an offer of a place.