Access Arrangements FAQ’s

1. Applying for Access Arrangements

No.  It is only possible to sit the assessments in English and Irish.  However if your child’s first language is neither English nor Irish and they have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom/Ireland before September 2019 they can apply for Access Arrangements to receive some assistance.

Category: Language

You should send any evidence which supports your claim.  This should include evidence of entry into the UK/Ireland (for example a passport stamp) where available and a letter from your Primary School confirming the date you enrolled with them including, if appropriate, confirmation that they transferred from outside the UK/Ireland.

Evidence should be sent along with an application form for Access Arrangements (ACC/19). This can be downloaded from our website from Monday 29th April 2019.

Category: Language

If your child arrives in Northern Ireland in time to register (i.e. before the 6th September 2019), then they should do the assessements and apply for assistance using Access Arrangements. 

If your child arrives after the registration period (i.e. after 6th September 2019) then they cannot sit the assessments, but you should make use of Special Provision to apply for a grammar school.  (See the section on our website regarding ‘Special Circumstances/Provision).

Category: Language

Children educated within the UK/Ireland for more than three years before September 2019 do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements, even if their first language is neither English nor Irish. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

Category: Language

Access Arrangements are granted to children who have been educated outside of the UK/Ireland and whose first language is neither English or Irish, therefore children whose first language is English or Irish do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

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2. For physical, learning or medical impairments.

No.  It is only possible to sit the assessments in English and Irish.  However if your child’s first language is neither English nor Irish and they have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom/Ireland before September 2019 they can apply for Access Arrangements to receive some assistance.

Category: Language

You should send any evidence which supports your claim.  This should include evidence of entry into the UK/Ireland (for example a passport stamp) where available and a letter from your Primary School confirming the date you enrolled with them including, if appropriate, confirmation that they transferred from outside the UK/Ireland.

Evidence should be sent along with an application form for Access Arrangements (ACC/19). This can be downloaded from our website from Monday 29th April 2019.

Category: Language

If your child arrives in Northern Ireland in time to register (i.e. before the 6th September 2019), then they should do the assessements and apply for assistance using Access Arrangements. 

If your child arrives after the registration period (i.e. after 6th September 2019) then they cannot sit the assessments, but you should make use of Special Provision to apply for a grammar school.  (See the section on our website regarding ‘Special Circumstances/Provision).

Category: Language

Children educated within the UK/Ireland for more than three years before September 2019 do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements, even if their first language is neither English nor Irish. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

Category: Language

Access Arrangements are granted to children who have been educated outside of the UK/Ireland and whose first language is neither English or Irish, therefore children whose first language is English or Irish do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

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3. For first languages other than English/Irish and education within UK/Ireland for less than three years.

No.  It is only possible to sit the assessments in English and Irish.  However if your child’s first language is neither English nor Irish and they have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom/Ireland before September 2019 they can apply for Access Arrangements to receive some assistance.

Category: Language

You should send any evidence which supports your claim.  This should include evidence of entry into the UK/Ireland (for example a passport stamp) where available and a letter from your Primary School confirming the date you enrolled with them including, if appropriate, confirmation that they transferred from outside the UK/Ireland.

Evidence should be sent along with an application form for Access Arrangements (ACC/19). This can be downloaded from our website from Monday 29th April 2019.

Category: Language

If your child arrives in Northern Ireland in time to register (i.e. before the 6th September 2019), then they should do the assessements and apply for assistance using Access Arrangements. 

If your child arrives after the registration period (i.e. after 6th September 2019) then they cannot sit the assessments, but you should make use of Special Provision to apply for a grammar school.  (See the section on our website regarding ‘Special Circumstances/Provision).

Category: Language

Children educated within the UK/Ireland for more than three years before September 2019 do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements, even if their first language is neither English nor Irish. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

Category: Language

Access Arrangements are granted to children who have been educated outside of the UK/Ireland and whose first language is neither English or Irish, therefore children whose first language is English or Irish do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

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4. The procedure following a submitted application for Access Arrangements.

No.  It is only possible to sit the assessments in English and Irish.  However if your child’s first language is neither English nor Irish and they have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom/Ireland before September 2019 they can apply for Access Arrangements to receive some assistance.

Category: Language

You should send any evidence which supports your claim.  This should include evidence of entry into the UK/Ireland (for example a passport stamp) where available and a letter from your Primary School confirming the date you enrolled with them including, if appropriate, confirmation that they transferred from outside the UK/Ireland.

Evidence should be sent along with an application form for Access Arrangements (ACC/19). This can be downloaded from our website from Monday 29th April 2019.

Category: Language

If your child arrives in Northern Ireland in time to register (i.e. before the 6th September 2019), then they should do the assessements and apply for assistance using Access Arrangements. 

If your child arrives after the registration period (i.e. after 6th September 2019) then they cannot sit the assessments, but you should make use of Special Provision to apply for a grammar school.  (See the section on our website regarding ‘Special Circumstances/Provision).

Category: Language

Children educated within the UK/Ireland for more than three years before September 2019 do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements, even if their first language is neither English nor Irish. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

Category: Language

Access Arrangements are granted to children who have been educated outside of the UK/Ireland and whose first language is neither English or Irish, therefore children whose first language is English or Irish do not normally meet the criteria for Access Arrangements. 

If your child is not eligible for assistance through Access Arrangements, it may be possible for parents to ask for special consideration later on in the process.  For more information you should see the section of our website entitled ‘Special Circumstances and Provision’.

Category: Language

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