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Secondary Schools (Admissions Criteria) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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4.  The criteria to be applied in selecting children for admission to a school shall include the following matters—

(a)the order of priority in which children in the relevant age group shall be admitted to the school at the beginning of the school year, where the number of applications for admission exceeds the school’s admissions number for that school year;

(b)the order of priority in which children in the relevant age group shall be admitted to the school at any later time in the school year, where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of vacant places;

(c)the order of priority in which children not in the relevant age group shall be admitted to the school, where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of vacant places;

(d)where a grammar school includes in its criteria the transfer procedure test grade achieved by children, a provision that, subject to regulation 6 and to the consideration by the Board of Governors of medical or other problems which may have affected a child’s performance in a transfer procedure test and which are supported by documentary evidence of a medical or other appropriate nature,—

a child who achieved the transfer procedure test Grade A shall be admitted in preference to a child with any other grade;a child who achieved the transfer procedure test Grade B1 shall be admitted in preference to a child who achieved a transfer procedure test Grade B2, C1, C2 or D;a child who achieved the transfer procedure test Grade B2 shall be admitted in preference to a child who achieved a transfer procedure test Grade C1, C2 or D;a child who achieved the transfer procedure test Grade C1 shall be admitted in preference to a child who achieved a transfer procedure test Grade C2 or D;a child who achieved the transfer procedure test Grade C2 shall be admitted in preference to a child who achieved a transfer procedure test Grade D.

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