Admissions Criteria

As currently required by the law, priority will be given to pupils normally resident in Northern Ireland, before children who normally reside elsewhere.  In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria, which was drawn up by the Board of Governors of St Cecilia’s College, will be applied in the order set down, to select pupils for Year 8 entry in 2021/22
 

 

  1. Pupils whose sister(s), half-sister(s), step sister(s) or foster sister(s) are presently or were formerly enrolled at the school.

  2. Pupils who presently reside in the following parishes (in no particular order) who have chosen St Cecilia’s College as their first preference school.
     

Ardmore

Claudy

Culmore

Faughanvale

Glendermott/Waterside: (St. Columb’s-Chapel Road, Immaculate Conception-Trench Road, St Mary’s- Newbuildings)

Holy Family (Ballymagroarty)

Our Lady of Lourdes (Steelstown)

St Mary’s (Creggan)

Strathfoyle: StrathFoyle/Enagh Lough

Templemore (St Eugene’s, St Columba’s, Long Tower)

Three Patrons (St Patrick’s- Pennyburn, St Brigid’s- Carnhill, St Joseph’s -Galliagh) 

  1. Pupils presently resident in the above named parishes (in no particular order) who have chosen St Cecilia’s College as their first preference all ability school.

  2. Pupils presently resident in the above named parishes (in no particular order).

  3. Pupils whose mother was a past pupil of the school.

  4. Pupils who are presently resident in other parishes in Northern Ireland.

Sister to be defined as ‘girls who at the date of their application, have a sister of the family currently or previously enrolled at the school’.

The permitted admission number for Year 8 as determined by the Department of Education for the academic year 2021/22 is 129.

In the event that the school would exceed its permitted admission number by accepting all applicants qualifying for selection using the final criterion so required, then selection for all places remaining in this category will be on the basis of initial letter of the surname (as appears on the birth certificate), in the order set out below:

D  Ní  O'  C  Mc  J  L  F  N  W  K  G  O  Q  M  Z  T  V  R  Y  E  B  X  A  I  Mac  P  S  H  U

The order was determined by a random selection of letters, witnessed by the Board of Governors.  In the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter, the subsequent letters of the surnames will be used in alphabetical order.  In the event of 2 identical surnames, the alphabetical order of the initials of the forenames will be used.

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