All Londonderry grammar schools to use academic selection

With the Northern Ireland Education Minister, apparently, still manning the trench, the BBC reports on the latest grammar school to confirm its use of academic selection next year.

All Londonderry’s grammar schools are to set entrance tests in 2010, it has been confirmed. The Board of Governors at St Columb’s College said that “in the current circumstances, it would be prudent to use testing” to select pupils. The school said it will conduct tests in Maths and English. The other grammar schools in the city – Lumen Christi, Thornhill, and Foyle and Londonderry – have already said they will apply academic selection.