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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
School Office Closed The school office is now closed until early August. Works will be ongoing on the school site through July to ensure we are ready to return w/c 24th August.  | Plans for Reopening School Click here to read our plans for reopening school in August.  These will most likely change as and when new guidance is received from the Department of Education. We won't be reviewing or applying any updates until August. 
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Primary 7

Welcome the the P7 page. 

Our teachers are Mrs Turtle and Mr Gibson.

 

News

17th Jun 2020
We are launching a school singing and recording project for you to get involved in...
 
 
 
26th Feb 2020
The P7 children enjoyed the first of their six sessions of Bible Explorers taken...
 
 
 
12th Feb 2020
The P7 children in Mrs Turtle's class yesterday discussed how to be safe whilst using...
 
 
 
6th Feb 2020
Pair reading is a form of peer tutoring that is excellent at promoting reading development. ...
 
 
 
 

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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