Academic selection 'damages Catholic education sector' | The Transfer Test

Academic selection 'damages Catholic education sector'

Northern Ireland Transfer Test News

Academic selection 'damages Catholic education sector'

The Catholic education sector will be damaged beyond repair if academic selection remains, according to most Catholic primary school principals the BBC has reported.

In a Catholic Principals Association survey, 63% agreed that failure to move away from academic selection would have adverse consequences for the sector. Although only 28% percent of 400 Catholic principals responded to the association's questionnaire.
76% agreed too much deference was shown to grammar schools.

While the Catholic bishops want academic selection to be phased out, only one Catholic grammar school has done this, and the Catholic Principals Association (CPA) has become impatient with the slow pace of change.

Catholic bishops have called for politicians to agree on a better system of transfer to post-primary schools.

Full BBC Article