Admissions Criteria

Respective functions of the Board of Governors and Principal in relation to Admissions to the school.

The following admissions criteria have been formulated by the Board of Governors of Larne High School. In the event of the school being oversubscribed the following criteria will be applied by the Principal.

For Year 8 Pupils i.e. those transferring from Primary to Secondary School

The criteria will be applied in the order set out below:

  • Pupils who, at the date of completion of the Transfer form, are living within the former Larne Borough area for whom this is the nearest school.

  • Preference will be given to those children who have any sibling relationship with any present or former pupil of the school, or who are the oldest or only child in a family.

  • Preference will be given to those outside the Larne Borough area which have traditionally transferred pupils to Larne High School (see note 1).

  • Applicants entitled to receive Free School Meals.

  • Those pupils whose homes are closest to the school front entrance as measured by direct distance on an ordnance survey map.

Note 1: The following Primary schools outside the town have traditionally transferred pupils to Larne High School: Ballycarry Primary School, Ballynure Primary School, Cairncastle Primary School, Carnalbanagh Primary School, Carnlough Integrated Primary School, Glynn Primary School, Kilcoan Primary School, Toreagh Primary School, Upper Ballyboley Primary School and Whitehead Primary School.

Please Note: The school places much importance in the relationship between home and school as a means of maintaining high standards of work and behaviour. A school charter is in operations to support this relationship. Copies of the charter are available during the transfer evening and on request by contacting the school. Applicants should note they may be required to produce documents verifying their address or the age of the child concerned.

Admissions Procedure for Transfer Pupils

We hope to make the transfer from primary to post-primary education as smooth as possible for pupils and their parents. We are aware, that for many, the thought of transferring can be daunting. By taking the following steps we hope that pupils will be reassured that we understand, and will do all we can to make sure that when September arrives, they will be able to make a confident start in their new school, with most of their questions answered.

STEP 1: Attend Transfer Evening - January

STEP 2: Apply for admission to Larne High School - February

STEP 3: Receive offer of a place at Larne High School - May

STEP 4: Primary Liaison Teacher and Year 8 Tutor will visit you in your Primary School with information - May/June

STEP 5: You and your parents will attend a special evening in Larne High School - June

STEP 6: You and all new pupils come to Larne High School for a Familiarisation Day - before the start of Term 1

September - Enrol as a pupil in Larne High School

If you have any queries regarding enrolment, please contact the Primary School Liaison Teacher.