Admissions Criteria for Year 8 Pupils School Year 2019/20
To Parents/Guardians naming Ballymena Academy as a preference on their child’s Transfer Form. Please ensure that you provide the following information on or with the Transfer Form:
Entrance Assessment Results
Ballymena Academy will use the Age Standardised Score awarded to children sitting the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) provided by the Association for Quality Education Ltd. (AQE) as specified by the school. Parents should record their child’s candidate number and Age Standardised Score in Section C of the Transfer Form and attach the Common Entrance Assessment results sheet to the Transfer Form.
Parents/Guardians wishing to claim Special Circumstances must complete Form SC18, available from Ballymena Academy or from AQE.
The completed Form SC18, together with appropriate documentary evidence corroborating the claim for Special Circumstances, must be attached to the Transfer Form. (Parents/Guardians may wish to provide a copy of Form SC18 and accompanying evidence directly to the school.
This should be in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Principal. Such material does not confer advantage on any claim; parent/guardians must ensure the SC18 form and documents are also attached to the Transfer Form).
Parents/Guardians wishing to claim Special Provision must complete Form SC18 available from Ballymena Academy or from the AQE.
The completed Form SC18, together with appropriate documentary evidence corroborating the claim for Special Provision, must be attached to the Transfer Form. Special Provision will not be considered in advance of the school’s receipt of the Transfer Forms from the Education Authority – North Eastern Region.
Upon receipt of a request in writing by a pupil’s parent/guardian, a Primary School must disclose the relevant pupil’s record of progress and achievement. The onus is on the parent/guardian to obtain from the Primary School full information on the pupil’s academic performance and test results and to provide this to Ballymena Academy. No information will be sought by Ballymena Academy directly from the Primary School.