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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
P1 Applications Applications for P1 open on Tuesday 7th January @ 12pm and can be made via the EA website. If you want to find our more about our school please come along to our Open Afternoon on Friday 17th January @ 1.30pm
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Primary 7

Welcome the the P7 page. 

Our teachers are Mrs Turtle and Mrs Alcorn. 

 

News

6th Dec 2019
Next Friday the children in P3 to P7 will be taking part in their Christmas Assembly,...
 
 
 
26th Nov 2019
Well done to all the P7 children who have attended the 10 week AQE revision club. ...
 
 
 
16th Sep 2019
School photos will be taken by Nicola Ross Photography on Tuesday 17th (tomorrow)...
 
 
 
22nd Aug 2019
Pupils return to school on Tuesday 27th August. Below are a few things you need to...
 
 
 
 

AQE in P6 and P7

P6 is a very important year for pupils wishing to transfer to secondary schools in Northern Ireland.

Many of our pupils sit the AQE entrance tests which are required if they wish to transfer to a grammar school at the end of P7. We try to ensure the best learning experiences and continuity for our pupils by restructuring P6 and P7 classes at the start of each calendar year. 

Parents are consulted in November and December to determine their preference for transfer and classes are reorganised accordingly. AQE pupils and non-AQE pupils will access the same literacy, numeracy and ICT as well as cross-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Additional time for assessment for AQE pupils will be built into the weekly timetable to ensure when the assessment come around they are confident, well prepared and ready to do their best. 

To find out more about our arrangements for transfer from primary to secondary education please feel free to get in touch. 

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