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Two Derry grammar schools also abandon transfer test for 1 year

Two Derry grammar schools also abandon transfer test for 1 year

Two Catholic grammar schools in Derry have become the latest to abandon the use of transfer tests results to select pupils for 2021 the BBC has reported.
St Columb's College and Thornhill College said they had made the move for one year only.
Both schools who would normally use results from the PPTC's GL Assessment.

In a joint letter to parents, guardians and carers, the governors and principals of both schools said they had "reflected carefully on the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis" on the local community.
"There could very well be further disruption for Primary 7 pupils during the first term of the 2020-21 academic year," they added.
In response to the exceptional circumstances, they would not use academic criteria for admissions to year 8 in September 2021, said the heads and governors.
Pupils applying to transfer to the schools next year will not, therefore, have to provide a test result.

"Each school remains committed to its own individual Catholic ethos and values and will continue to provide high quality teaching and learning, coupled with the highest standards of pastoral care", said the letter.
"All those young people who would normally apply to be admitted to each individual school are strongly encouraged to do so."

Full BBC Article