Transfer Arrangements to Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in 2020-2021

The Board of Governors of Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School is mindful of the unprecedented circumstances facing all of our young people.  We want, therefore, to provide as much certainty and reassurance as possible for both pupils and parents:

  • Academic selection is, and remains, a key component of the Admissions Criteria for Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School. Aquinas will continue to use the GL Entrance Assessment method.
  • The Board of Governors welcomes the mitigating measures being taken by the Post Primary Transfer Consortium to make the GL Assessment papers as accessible as possible for pupils. We also welcome that additional time will be afforded this year to the pupils to complete each of the two papers.
  • We wish to reassure pupils and parents that the standardisation process involved in the marking of the GL Entrance Assessment will ensure a similar proportion of A, B1, B2, C1, C2 and D grades will be allocated as in previous years.

In line with statutory regulations, the Board of Governors will publish its admissions criteria for 2021 in the Autumn term.  In the meantime, the Governors will continue to monitor Covid-19 guidance in relation to the operation of the GL Entrance Assessment.


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2020-21 PPTC Access Arrangements Form AA1

2020-21 PPTC Access Arrangements Form AA2 (Medical Information)

2020-21 PPTC Access Arrangements Form AA3 (Special Educational Needs)

2020-21 PPTC Access Arrangements Policy

2020-21 PPTC Entrance Assessment Registration Form – Guidance Notes

2020-21 PPTC Entrance Assessment Registration Form

2020-21 PPTC Registration Pack List & Timetable

2020-21 PPTC Specification of the Entrance Assessment

2020-21 Sample Maths Assessment Familiarisation Booklet

2020-21 Sample English Answer Sheet

2020-21 Sample English Assessment Familiarisation Booklet

2020-21 Sample Maths Answer Sheet


For your convenience all of the above documents have been combined into one .zip file below

GL documents combined