24/01/2020

P7 Pupils To Receive Entrance Test Results

The Education Minister has sent his best wishes to primary school pupils awaiting entrance test results this weekend.

Official marks for CEA's AQE and the GL PPTC Assessment will be published on Saturday morning, 25 January, arriving at children's homes that morning.

Parents are now in the process of nominating post-primary schools for their children.

Education Minister Peter Weir offered his support to those eagerly awaiting results and reminded parents of the important steps they can take to ensure their child is placed successfully.

The DUP MLA for Strangford said: "I want to wish all those children waiting for results the very best of luck. I understand that this can be an anxious time, particularly for those children who do not receive the results they were expecting.
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"We are fortunate in Northern Ireland to have so many excellent post-primary schools, both grammar and non-grammar, which are offering fantastic opportunities and are providing excellent pathways for our young people."

Parents are advised to read schools' admission criteria carefully and nominate a minimum of four schools on their child's Transfer form, at least one of which should be a non-grammar school.

Doing this should maximise their child's opportunity of securing a place at one of their preferred options.

Transfer forms and guidance notes for parents/guardians are available from the current primary school each pupil attends.

Minister Weir added: "Securing placement for your child in your preferred location and sector after the conclusion of the process can be challenging. No child can be guaranteed a place at a particular school. That is why I would urge all parents to nominate sufficient and realistic preferences on their child's application form."





(JG/CM)

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