Primary to Post-Primary Transition 2017

Helpful information and resources for transition from Primary to Post-Primary 2017

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weblinkBangor Academy Admissions Criteria for Year 8 Pupils, September 2017

Post-Primary Admissions

At the age of 11 years children normally transfer from primary education to post-primary education.  Parents have the right to express a preference for the post-primary school they wish their child to attend, however, because each school has a maximum number of places, it may not be possible for every child to be placed in the preferred school of choice.

Department of Education (DE) Advice leaflet on the Post Primary Transfer Process for parents of P6 children can be accessed by clicking here.



  • Read all information carefully
  • Step 1: Download and read the parental guide
  • Step 2: Receive an application form from your child’s primary 
    Step 3: Check school criteria
  • Step 4: Complete application form and return

Step 1: Read parental guide

The parents guide provides information on how the admissions procedure operates, how schools select pupils and when you will be informed of the outcome of your application.

PDF-iconParental Guide on Admission to Post Primary Education 2017 [pdf / 650KB]

Step 2: Application form

An application form, known as the Transfer Form, will be provided from your child’s primary school.  The Transfer Form should be completed and returned to the primary school.