Admissions Criteria

The Board of Governors reserves the right to require such supplementary evidence as it may determine to support or verify information on any application by Transfer Form.

The Provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide information within the deadlines set by post-primary schools can result in the withdrawal of a place or the inability to offer a place on the part of any school nominated on the applicant’s Transfer Form.

Applicants from the following contributory parishes namely (in no particular order): 

Ardmore, Banagher, Claudy (Cumber Upper & Learmount) Culmore, Donaghheady (Dunamanagh), Dungiven, Faughanvale, Glendermott Waterside, Holy Family Ballymagroarty, Leckpatrick, Limavady, Melmount (Mourne), Our Lady of Lourdes Steelstown, Strabane (Camus), St Eugene’s Cathedral, St Columba’s Longtower, St Mary’s Creggan, Strathfoyle, Three Patrons (Pennyburn, Carnhill & Galliagh),

Applicants who select the College as first preference.

Applicants with a child of the family currently attending the school whether or not they share the same place of residence.

In the event of a place becoming available after the closing date, the same criteria will be applied to all pupils who have sought or are seeking a place. The Board of Governors has determined that, in the event of the number of applicants being greater than the admissions number for the school, then the following method, and the criteria in the order set down, will be used to select pupils for admission.

Should the number of pupils who satisfy the requirements of the last criterion that can be applied exceed the number of places remaining, then the candidates will be listed in rank order in that criterion, by date of birth, eldest first and youngest last, and admitted in that order.

In the event of two or more candidates having the same birth-date and thereby qualifying for the last place, the award of this place will be determined on the basis of initial letter of surname (as entered on the Birth Certificate) in the order set out below:

 H E Q J N L O V F S Mac R I Mc K Z G B X U W M D P A T Y C    

If applicants are still tied after this, then priority will be determined amongst them by a method of computerised random selection.  The unsuccessful candidate will be offered the first place on the waiting list.  Other positions on the waiting list will be determined by date of birth, eldest first and youngest last.

It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to make application on behalf of the child(ren) and to ensure that all of the relevant information is given on, or attached to the Transfer Form, to enable the Board of Governors to apply the criteria as outlined below.


Year Admissions No. Total Applications
All Preferences
Total Admissions
2014/2015 100 99


2015/2016 100 93 85
2016/2017 100 84 81
2017/2018 100 84 84