Transfer 2014


Entrance Assessments for Entry to Form One (Year 8) in September 2014 at Rainey Endowed School.



Rainey Endowed School has now published its Admissions Criteria (click here) for entry to Form 1 (Year 8) in September 2014.


Parents wishing to apply for a place for their child for admission to Form 1 (Year 8) at Rainey Endowed School in September 2014 should read the Admissions Criteria carefully.


Application for admission to the school will be completed through the Transfer Process conducted by the appropriate Education & Library Board in February 2014.


The GL Entrance Assessments in English and Mathematics were held in Rainey Endowed School on Saturday 16 November 2013.

GLA Entrance Assessment Results



GLA Entrance Assessment Results, for pupils who sat the Entrance Assessments at Rainey Endowed School, were issued on Saturday 1February 2014. Unfortunately a number of children received incorrect scores due to a technical issue over the processing of the Results Slips by GL Assessment. Rainey Endowed School has already been in contact with parents of all pupils involved and new Results Slips have been issued.


Rainey Endowed School would like to apologise most sincerely for the upset which this has caused to the pupils and their parents, something which was totally beyond our control.


The following statement has been issued from GL Assessment:


“On Saturday 1 February 2014, results for the GL Assessment Entrance Assessment were issued to the parents/guardians of 6,964 candidates. Unfortunately, 34 of the 179 candidates who had taken the Entrance Assessment at Rainey Endowed School were initially provided with incorrect result slips, due to a technical fault at a very late stage in the process which was outside the control of the School. GL Assessment would like to apologise sincerely to the candidates affected by this error, and to their families.


As soon as the situation was made known to GL Assessment early on Saturday morning, steps were immediately taken to identify where the fault lay.  It was very quickly identified that the marking of the assessments (using scanned answer sheets), the standardisation process and the calculation of all scores and grades were correct; instead, the problem lay in the generation of the results slips, one of the final stages in the process. GL Assessment is currently investigating how this error occurred. The centre was able to provide correct result slips for the 34 candidates later on Saturday morning after GL Assessment and Rainey Endowed School had been able to verify and confirm the new outcomes issued for those 34 candidates.   GL Assessment subsequently went on to also verify and confirm the outcomes issued to all other candidates from this centre as well as those from all other centres.


Following a request from Rainey Endowed School, all Answer Sheets have now been rescanned and checked and there are no changes to any children’s scores or grades. Parents can be assured that all results slips now issued by GL Assessment for pupils who sat the Assessments at Rainey Endowed School are verified and correct.” 

Remarks

Parents have until 2.00 pm on Friday 14 February 2014 to request a re-mark.  Parents who wish to avail of the Re-mark service, which is free of charge, are asked to complete, sign and return to the school, as soon as possible, the RM1 Form which is available from the school office or which can be downloaded from the website (click here). 

Special Provisions 



Should you wish to register a claim for Special Provisions for your child, please download and read carefully all the documents contained in the Special Provisions Pack below.

Special Provisions Pack   Download
SP1 Form and Guidance Notes This Form should be completed and attached, along with supporting documentary evidence, to the Transfer Form in February 2014 when applying for Admission to Post-Primary Schools. These notes provide guidance on how to apply for Special Provisions for pupils who did not sit the GL Entrance Assessments in November 2013. pdf_logo



If you have any questions regarding the application for Special Provisions, please contact Mr Healy at the School (Tel 028 7963 2478)


Special Circumstances
Parents/guardians wishing to register a claim for Special Circumstances for a child taking the Entrance Assessments at Rainey Endowed School are asked to download and read carefully all the documents contained below in the Special Circumstances Pack.


Special Circumstances Pack

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Claiming Special Circumstances This document provides guidance on how to apply for Special Circumstances for pupils who sat the GL Entrance Assessments. pdf_logo
SCR Form This Form must be completed and returned to Rainey Endowed School by 2.00 pm on Friday 13 December 2013, to register a claim for Special Circumstances for your child. pdf_logo
SC1 Form This Form should be completed and attached, along with all supporting documentary evidence, to the Transfer Form in February 2014 when applying for Admission to Post-Primary Schools.  pdf_logo


Access Arrangements and Special Circumstances Policy
You should also consult this policy, produced by the Post-Primary Transfer Consortia, and contained in the Registration Pack below, if you are applying for Special Circumstances for your child.



If you have any questions regarding the application for Special Circumstances please contact Mr Healy at the School (Tel 028 7963 2478)


The Documents which are contained in the Registration Pack, are provided below for your information.


Please note Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer to enable you to view the documents. Click here to download Adobe Reader.

Contents and Timetable: (click)

This gives details of all the documents in the registration pack and the timetable of the key dates.

Registration Form: (click)

This should be completed and returned to the school which you have nominated as Assessment Centre 1 by 2.00pm on Friday 27th September 2013.


Guidance Notes: (click)

These will assist in the completion of the Registration Form and other documents.


Specification of the Entrance Assessment: (click)

This gives details of the topics being assessed by the Entrance Assessment.


Frequently Asked Questions: (click)

These are answers to some of the questions you may have. If they do not cover all of your concerns, please contact the nearest PPTC Centre.


Sample Familiarisation English Assessment Booklet: (click)
This is a sample of the English questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.


Sample Familiarisation English Answer Sheet: (click)
This is a sample answer sheet for the English Assessment being used for the Entrance Assessment.


Sample Familiarisation Maths Assessment Booklet: (click)

This is a sample of the Mathematics questions being used for the Entrance Assessment.


Sample Familiarisation Maths Answer Sheet: (click)
This is a sample answer sheet being used for the Entrance Assessment.


Access Arrangements and Special Circumstances Policy: (click)

You should consult this policy if you are applying for Access Arrangements or Special Circumstances for your child.


Access Arrangements Form (AA1): (click)

This should be completed if you are claiming Access Arrangements for your child (see Guidance Notes).


Access Arrangements Form (Medical Information) AA2: (click)

This should be completed by your child’s General Practitioner or Medical Consultant in support of a claim for Access Arrangements in relation to a medical condition.


Access Arrangements Form (Special Educational Needs) AA3: (click)

This should be completed by a suitably qualified person in support of a claim for Access Arrangements.

 

 

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