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NI Grammar School Admission criteria for
September 2022
These details will be updated in January 2024.

Admission criteria for grammar schools in Northern Ireland for entrance in September 2022 have changed.

In the autumn term of 2021-2022 school year the Transfer Test - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has was used as part of the admissions policy for entry into year 8 by many schools. However some schools decided not to use either the AQE or GL (PPTC) Transfer Test and so those schools have developed new admission criteria for entry into Year 8 in September 2022.

These Grammar School admission criteria can vary greatly from school to school and you should make yourself aware of all the criteria details as they will determine which children will be admitted to this school in September 2022.
Make sure that you provide the school with all the information that they require as the school will use the information that you provide when making their decision about which children are admitted in September 2022.

Christian Brothers’ Grammar School



Kevlin Road


BT78 1LD

Telephone: 028 8224 3567


Principal: Mr Foncy McConnell

Chairman of the Board of Governors: Mr Patrick McMahon

Voluntary Grammar School Boys

Age Range: 11-18

Admissions No: 135

Enrolment No: 950

Roll: 950

Virtual Open Day Available from Monday 10th January 2022


The Christian Brothers' Grammar School, Omagh is a Catholic grammar school for boys which serves the community of the local area as indicated by the list of feeder primary schools. This school wishes to accept boys who are academically suited for the type of education it offers and whose parents/guardians are in agreement with the ethos and aims of the school. The Board of Governors has delegated the responsibilities for the task of applying the criteria as indicated below to a Transfer Sub Committee, which includes the School Principal.

Applications made in a particular academic year will be considered only for entry in that year. Thereafter, applicants will be required to make a new application for any subsequent year. A waiting list of applicants who made an initial application for admission in 2022 will be held until Friday 9th September 2022. Thereafter, parents/guardians who wish their child to be considered, should a place become available, must make a new application.



▪ For the application of the Admissions Criteria, if there are more boys who meet one of the criteria than there are places available, then the remaining criteria will become sub-criteria and applied successively in the order set out until the final selection is completed.

▪ Therefore, the criteria further down the ranking list serve as sub-criteria or tiebreakers for the admissions process.

1. Preference will be given to boys who give the Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Omagh as their first-choice school on the Application Form.

2. Boys with a brother who is currently a pupil or was a past pupil of the Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Omagh or has been selected for admission to the school in the coming school year.

3. Boys who are from traditional feeder primary schools listed below.

4. Boys who at the date of their application are the eldest of the family to be eligible to apply for admission to the school.

5. Boys who are entitled to Free School Meals. “Entitled to Free School Meals” will mean applicants who are listed on the Education Authority register as entitled to Free School Meals. The last date for parents to communicate to the Education Authority their entitlement to free school meals is no later than 4pm on 9 March 2022.

6. Boys with a parent currently on the permanent staff of the Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Omagh or a member of the Board of Governors of the School.

7. Boys who have a parent or grandparent who is a past pupil of the Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Omagh and where verifiable evidence has been submitted.

8. Boys ranked by date of birth as entered on the Birth Certificate with the eldest being admitted first.

9. In the event of two or more boys having the same date of birth and thereby qualifying for the last place(s), the boys will be ranked by alphabetical order of surname and then forenames as listed on the birth certificate.

10. If following this procedure there are still two or more boys with the same surname and forenames as appear on their birth certificates, then applicants will be admitted by Computerised Random Selection.

Admissions criteria for entry September 2022

Updated January 2022

List of Feeder Primary Schools for the Christian Brothers Omagh

All Saints Tattysallagh

St Caireall's Aghyaran

St Mary's Killyclogher

Arvalee Primary School

St Catherine’s Strabane

St Mary's Pomeroy

Christ the King Omagh

St Columba's Clady

St Mary's Strabane

Drumduff Primary School

St Columbkille's Carrickmore

St Oliver Plunkett's Beragh

Drumlish Primary School

St Conor's Omagh

St Patrick's Aughadarragh

Gaelscoil na gCrann

St Dympna's Dromore

St Patrick's Castlederg

Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh

St Eugene's Victoria Bridge

St Patrick's Eskra

Knocknagor Trillick

St Eugene's Tycur

St Patrick's Gortin

Omagh Integrated P.S.

St Joseph's Drumquin

St Patrick's Newtownstewart

Our Lady of Lourdes P.S.

St Joseph's Ederney

St Peter's Plumbridge

Recarson Primary School

St Joseph's Kildress

St Scire's Trillick

Roscavey Primary School

St Lawrence's Fintona

St Teresa's Glebe

Sacred Heart Tattyreagh

St Macartan's Clogher

St Teresa's Loughmacrory

Sion Mills Primary School

St Malachy's Glencull

Tattygar Primary School

St Brigid's Altamuskin

St Michael’s Dunamanagh

The Holy Family Omagh

St Brigid's Cranagh

St Mary's Ballygawley

Tummery Primary School

St Brigid's Mountfield

St Mary's Cloughcor

Verification of all Information

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on the Transfer Application or appended to the Transfer Application by parents/guardians. For verification purposes original documents are required and not photocopies.

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide any further requested verifying documents within a deadline set by the Christian Brothers’ Grammar School will result in either the withdrawal of a place or the inability of the school to offer a place.

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that:

• The Transfer Application and other necessary documentation is correctly completed.

• Any Special Provision being claimed is properly documented as described in detail above and in the guidance documentation available from our school.

• The provision of any verification documents required is the responsibility of the parents/ guardians of the child and should be provided within specified deadlines.

Failure to ensure that this occurs may lead to any request for special circumstances not being considered and/or the application not being considered by the Board of Governors and/or the withdrawal of a place in the school.



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Total Applications All Preferences

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*Total Admissions includes statemented pupils and/or pupils admitted following an appeal.

Admissions Criteria for Years 9 and upwards are available by contacting the school.

** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and Transfer Test queries.**

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