Admission criteria for

September 2021

In recent years the Transfer Test - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been used as part of the admissions policy for entry into year 8. In 2020 the Transfer Test did not take place and so this school has developed new criteria for entry into Year 8 in September 2021.

 

These 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 2021.

 

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 2021.

St Michaels College Enniskillen

St Michael’s College Enniskillen

Boys         Voluntary Grammar School 



Drumclay  

Enniskillen 

BT74 6DE  


Telephone:  028 6632 2935                        

Fax:  028 6632 5128        

E-mail:   info@stmichaels.enniskillen.ni.sch.uk       

      

Principal:  Mr Mark Henry BSc, PGCE, PQH(NI)  

Chairperson of the Board of Governors:  Mrs Una Porteous    

 

Age Range: 11 – 18 

Admissions Number:      100 

Enrolment Number:      770 

Roll:      712 

 

 

RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND PRINCIPAL IN RELATION TO ADMISSIONS 

 

St Michael’s College is a Catholic Voluntary Grammar School.  The school wishes to admit pupils who are considered suitable for the type of educational provision offered by the school and whose Parents/Guardians are in agreement with the aims and ethos of the school. 

 

The Board of Governors has delegated the responsibility for applying their Admissions Criteria to the authorised Selection Committee consisting of the Principal, Vice-Principal and two members of the Board of Governors. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA 2021 

 

The Board of Governors has determined that, in the event of the number of applicants being greater than the admissions number for the school, the following method shall be used to select pupils for admission.   

 

 

The Board of Governors has determined that priority will be given to applicants normally resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the school.  In the event of the number of applications being greater than the number of places available, applicants will be selected in the following order. 

 

1 Applicants whose brother or half-brother or step-brother or legally adopted brother or half-brother is a pupil in the school, or will be in the coming year, will be admitted first. If there are more such applicants than places available, then the applicants will be ranked by age, the oldest boy being ranked first and places will be allocated accordingly. 


2 Applicants who are the first boy in the family to reach transfer age will be admitted next. If there are more such applicants than places available, then the applicants will be ranked by age, the oldest boy being ranked first and places will be allocated accordingly. 


3 Applicants who are sons of the permanent (including part-time) teaching, administrative, technical or ancillary staff of the school or of staff who are to take up such an appointment, will be admitted next.  If there are more such applicants than places available, then the applicants will be ranked by age, the oldest boy being ranked first and places will be allocated accordingly. 


4 Applicants who have had a brother or half-brother or step-brother or legally adopted brother or half-brother in the school at any time in the past will be admitted next. If there are more such applicants than places available, then the applicants will be ranked by age, the oldest boy being ranked first and places will be allocated accordingly. 


5 Applicants whose father was a pupil in the school at any time will be admitted next. If there are more such applicants than places available, then the applicants will be ranked by age, the oldest boy being ranked first and places will be allocated accordingly. 


6 Any other applicants will be admitted next. If there are more such applicants than places available, then the applicants will be ranked by age, the oldest boy being ranked first and places will be allocated accordingly. 


 

If any place(s) become available after the 1st of September and there are more applicants than places available then decisions will be made on the application of the Year 8 Admissions Criteria to those pupils seeking admission at the time the place(s) become available.  We do not hold a waiting list. 

  

It is the sole responsibility of Parents/Guardians to ensure that the Transfer Application, together with any supporting information, clearly conveys all the information which is relevant to the application of the criteria. 


In completing the Transfer Application, parents/guardians MUST provide the following information and appendages: 

 

. Whether the boy has a brother, half-brother, step-brother or legally adopted brother or half-brother at St Michael’s College. 


. Whether the boy is the first boy in the family to reach transfer age. 


. Whether the parent/guardian of the boy is a permanent employee of St Michael’s College. 


. Whether the boy had a brother, half-brother, step-brother or legally adopted brother or half-brother enrolled in the College in the past. 


. Whether the Father of the boy was enrolled in St Michael’s College. 


 

Applicants should note that where an address and/or child age information contained within an application qualifies it for admission, then that information will be verified.  The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any Transfer Application.  Examples below: 


. the child’s Birth Certificate; 


. a letter awarding Child Benefit to the child or another letter relating to this benefit; 


. the child’s Medical Card. 



And any two of the following four documents: 


. a bank or building society statement which shows the address at which the child is resident; 


. a utility bill which shows the address at which the child is resident (eg Electricity, Gas, Telephone, etc); 


. a letter awarding Child Benefit to the child or another letter relating to this benefit; 


. the child’s Medical Card. 


 

The above documents should NOT be sent with Transfer Application.  Original documents will be required and not facsimiles or photocopies.  Original documents will be returned at the end of the admissions process by the school to which the child has been admitted. 

 

The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by the post-primary schools 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 Application. 

 

NUMBERS OF APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS 

 

Year      2018/19 

Admissions No.      100

Total Applications All Preferences    111

Total Admissions    *104

 


Year      2019/20 

Admissions No.      100

Total Applications All Preferences    98

Total Admissions    *102

 

Year      2020/21 

Admissions No.      100

Total Applications All Preferences    107

Total Admissions    *107 


 *Statemented pupils admitted 

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR ENTRY TO YEARS 9 - 12 

Please contact the school office to obtain information regarding admissions to Years 9 – 12. 

 



** 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.**