For any parent looking to apply for a Year 8 place at Dalriada School for September 2021 please find below links to both our Admissions Criteria and the important Academic Data Admissions Form required to accompany your on-line application to the EA Transfer process.
With not being able to run our usual tour for Open Day we have produced a video showcasing some of the activities that a pupil can experience and all of the subject areas they will cover during their time at Dalriada. You can either watch all of the 90 minute Youtube video or you can open up the information section opposite the title (small arrow head) and select any of the individual listed sections to view. The footage is a mixture of events from previous academic years and also the current. It also shows a mixture of activities that would be pre COVID and others under current COVID restrictions.
At the beginning of the Headmaster’s address there is an important slide that reflects the most recent updated Admissions Criteria for Dalriada, published this week.
TRANSFER INFORMATION EVENING
for parents of P6 pupils wishing to join us in Sept. 2020
Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the John Armstrong Hall.
Please use our front car park. This meeting is important for any parent who would like their current P6 child to join us in Year 8 at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year. Headmaster Mr Tom Skelton will outline the procedure and the timeline involved and he will also make reference to the process for anyone who would need Special Access to take the tests. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the meeting.
Application forms for the AQE Common Entrance Assessment can be obtained through their website www.aqe.org.uk.
Our Open Morning for pupils and parents of P7 and P6 will take place on Saturday 12th January 2019.The Headmaster’s talk for P7 is scheduled to begin at 9.15am while the talk for P6 will start at 10.30am. Full details are highlighted in this link. Dalriada School Open Morning 2019
Thursday 24th August – (9am to 10.30am) GCSE results available from the John Armstrong Hall.
Careers Guidance Interviews as scheduled in B5 from 9.15am till 2.45pm
Year 11 GCSE Maths module results available from the Maths Department classrooms.
Friday 25th August – Staff Development Day for the Ballymoney Learning Community.
Monday 28th August – Bank Holiday School Closed.
Tuesday 29th August – Staff Development Day.
Wednesday 30th August (9am to 12.30pm) – Induction for the new Years 8, 13+14 only.
Thursday 31st August (9am to 12.30pm) – Induction for the new Years 9,10,11+12 only.
Friday 1st September: (9am to 3.30pm) All pupils all day.
If you would like to join our school in September 2018 you are invited to come along and listen to a short presentation about entry to Dalriada. The Headmaster Mr Skelton will speak about the process and method that we use to enable pupils to transfer into our year 8 for the academic year beginning September 2018. Details and guidance regarding the AQE process and the Common Entrance Assessment will be outlined with application forms available on line through the following link AQE.
Our Open Morning for 2017 takes place on Saturday 7th January starting at 9.15 am and finishing at 12.30pm.
For Pupils and Parents of Year 7 the morning will start with a talk by the Headmaster at 9.15 am in the John Armstrong Hall followed by a tour of the school from 9.45 am finishing at 11.00 am. Parents are requested to use the front car park of the school with a restricted amount of parking available on site. The car park will be open from 8.45 am
For Pupils and Parents and Pupils of Year 6 please arrive from 10.00 am and park in the Northern health Trust, Route Complex, Coleraine Road. Guides will direct you to the John Armstrong Hall for the Headmaster’s talk at 10.30 am. At 11.00 am school guides will be available to take you on a tour of the school where you will be able to visit departments and get the chance to speak to pupils and teachers. The tour will finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
The Admissions Criteria and the Prospectus are available on the morning and an e-version will be posted on this website from Monday 9th January .
The pupils, teachers and governors would like to congratulate our former pupil, Professor John McCanny CBE, who has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours for services to Higher Education and Economic Development.
Professor McCanny is an international authority on silicon chip architectures for Digital Signal Processing and Digital Security, who led the initiative to create the Centre for Secure Information Technology, the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Cybersecurity. He also developed the vision to create the Northern Ireland Science Park, which transformed a brownfield site into a science and technology hub where over 2,500 people are now employed. He has founded two high technology companies based on the work of his research teams and has served on numerous committees of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Irish Academy.
Speaking at the School’s Prize Day in 1998, Professor McCanny reminisced, “I have many fond memories of Dalriada including the many lasting friendships I made, the sporting activities in which I was involved, the fun associated with the Shakespeare play and, most importantly, the education I received. This was to form the foundation of my future career.”