Admissions Criteria Overview

In June 2020 the Board of Governors decided that St Columb’s College would not use academic criteria for admission to Year 8 in September 2021. 

The Governors made this decision having reflected on the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the considerable disruption that this was having on the education of pupils then in Primary 6 and the possibility of further disruption for these same pupils as they moved into Primary 7. 

The Board of Governors has, therefore, temporarily amended its Admissions Criteria for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The full criteria are available by clicking the link below.

St Columb’s College is a focused, progressive and highly successful learning community, one with a strong reputation as a provider of high quality teaching and learning. We hold the highest of expectations of all of our pupils and we will work with them to achieve academic success as they flourish within the outstanding pastoral framework provided by our school.

Above all, we are determined to ‘promote in each pupil, through Catholic education, the fullest Christian human development of which he is capable’ and we will work in partnership with our parents, guardians and carers to make this a reality.

If you have any questions or queries, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our very best to answer them.

June 2021 – Year 8 Enrolment


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Child Protection Policy

CP Parents Leaflet September 2021

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St Columb's College Admissions Criteria (2021)

Traditional Catchment Area (St Columb's College Derry)

EA Post Primary Admissions Guide (2021-2022)

St Columb's College Prospectus 2021 (Flipbook Version)

Sixth Form Admissions 2021

St Columb's College Sixth Form Prospectus 2021 (Flipbook Version)



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