Where there are still more pupils than places available in Years 9 – 12, names of applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Priority will be given to those applicants who:
(a) have or have had an older or younger child of the family* enrolled at the school, or whose parent/carer is a permanent employee of the school;
(b) applied to Saintfield High School and named Saintfield High School as their first choice post primary school as part of the transfer process;
(c) applied to Saintfield High School as part of the transfer process.
Where the application is carried over from the transfer process, applications will remain in the ranked order according to the published criteria for entry into Year 8 for the academic year for which application was made. Thereafter, applications will be placed in date order of receipt of completed AP1 application form.
This waiting list will be updated annually.
Should a place become available the Principal will arrange an interview and the above criteria will be applied. The Principal will consult with the Governors in all cases of application for entry to Saintfield High School.
*Child of the family as defined in DE Circular 2022/15 The Procedure for Transfer from Primary to Post Primary Education, Annex 2, Paragraph 3