School Intake Information
Foyle College a brief overview.
In 1976, Foyle College and Londonderry High School merged to form Foyle College and the new school operates as a co-educational school on two sites.
Foyle College can trace its origins a long way back - over 400 years to 1617 when it was founded as a Free Grammar School on Society Street, Londonderry. It was founded by the Merchant Taylor Mathias Springham. The original Foyle College school was inside the city walls but in 1814 the school moved to a site outside the city walls. Londonderry High School also has a long tradition and was set up in 1877 by the Misses McKillip – who were pioneers in the movement for higher education for women in Ireland.
Foyle College uses the new SEAG Single Entrance Transfer Test results as part of its intake criteria into year 8.