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Post Primary Transfer Arrangements 2017-18

The documents below are available to download. They can also be requested from the school.

 Please click here for documentation relevant for Special Circumstances 2017-18.




Mon 15th May 2017

Registration packs are available from Assessment Centres or their websites or from the PPTC website (www.pptcni.com)


Fri 22rd September 2017

Deadline (2:00pm) for receipt of completed Registration Forms.


Sat 18th November 2017

Entrance Assessment.


Mon 27th November 2017

Deadline (2:00pm) for receipt of requests to take the Supplementary Assessment.


Sat 9th December 2017

Supplementary Entrance Assessment.


Fri 15th December 2017

Deadline (2:00pm) for requesting claims for Special Circumstances.


Fri 26th January 2018

Results of Entrance Assessment posted (first class) to children's homes.


Fri 9th February 2018

Deadline for receipt of requests for re-mark of the Entrance Assessment.


Please feel free to contact us if there is any further information you would like us to include on this page.

The information on this page is updated annually.

The following schools are acting together as a local consortium:

  • Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School Newry
  • Our Lady's Grammar School Newry
  • Sacred Heart Grammar School Newry
  • St Colman's College Newry
  • St LouisGrammar School Kilkeel

When completing the Registration Form, please note that it is not necessary to list three Assessment Centres in SECTION 4 (Assessment Centre Location); instead, please send the completed Registration Form to:

The Entrance Assessment Officer,
Newry and Kilkeel Registration Centre,
c/o Sacred Heart Grammar School,
10, Ashgrove Avenue,
Newry BT34 1PR

After the close of the Registration period on the 22rd  September (2:00pm) 2017, all of the Applicants from the same Primary School will be assigned to one of the five schools listed above and they must sit the Entrance Assessment in that designated Assessment Centre.

The Centre assigned for the Entrance Assessment has no bearing upon the choice of schools for September 2018. Pupils and Parents will decide to which schools they wish to apply as at present i.e. after attending Open Nights in December / January and after the receipt of results on the 26th January 2018.

  • pptc schools list 2017-18 final(1)

  • pptc registration pack list timetable 2017-18 final(1)

  • pptc entrance assessment registration form 2017-18 final

  • pptc entrance assessment registration form - guidance notes 2017-18 final

  • pptc specification of the entrance assessment 2017-18 final(1)

  • pptc faqs 2017-18 final(1)

  • pptc policy on access arrangements 2017-18 final(1)(1)

  • pptc access arrangements form aa1 2017-18

  • pptc access arrangements form (medical information) aa2 2017-18

  • pptc access arrangements form (special educational needs) aa3 2017-18

  • pptc sample familiarisation english assessment booklet(1)

  • pptc sample english english answer sheet (omr) 2017(1)

  • pptc sample familiaisation mathematics assessment booklet 2017(1)

  • pptc sample familiarisation mathematics answer sheet (omr) 2017

  • pptc sample familiarisation gaeilge assessment booklet 2017(1)

  • pptc sample familiarisation gaeilge answer sheet (omr) 2017(1)

  • pptc sample familiarisation mathematics (gaeilge) assessment booklet 2017(1)


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