Post-Primary Schools: Cognitive Ability Tests Spring 2021

March 2021

  • St Patrick’s Classical School  have changed plans to hold Assessment Tests. A letter from Deputy Principal McGarry states- “In light of current public health advice, schools are advised not to conduct New Entrants 2021 Assessment Tests for September 2021 at this time. In our case, this was the Cognitive Ability Test (C.A.T.), due to be held in our school on Saturday 17th April 2021. The wellbeing and safety of students and staff is of the highest priority. Should restrictions ease it may be possible to hold these tests at a later date before the commencement of the 2021/22 school year, possibly in August 2021.”


  • Beaufort College have just informed us it is unlikely they will hold in person ability testing in advance of in-coming First Years starting school in September. They will more than likely wait until the children are in school and hold the CAT4 assessments then. We will be working with the Home School Liaison Team from Beaufort College to assist in the transition for all pupils from 6 Class to Post-Primary.


September 2020

Dear Parents of 5th & 6th Class pupils,

Choosing a Post-Primary school is a big decision. Open Evenings are usually held at this time of year. Due to Covid, schools are unable to host Information Evenings for parents of Incoming 1st years. You will have to carry our your research online. Applications can only be made for September 2021, however I will include 5th Class in all correspondence as your time to apply will come before your know it.

Parents are responsible for making applications on behalf of their children. 

There are 5 Post Primary options in Navan. Click on a title below to visit the website. Details of each schools Admissions Statement will be available below. We will make hard copies of application forms available to you as required.

I will update the list below as information becomes available:

Beaufort College

All applications to the First Year Group in Beaufort College will only be accepted after the 2nd October 2020 and the closing date for receipt of applications is the Monday 26th October 2020 at 4pm

Enrolment information for the school year 2021/2022

Click here to take  virtual tour of Beaufort College

Coláiste na Mí

Enrolment for the school year 2021-2022 will open on the 2nd October. Please read our Admissions Policy and Admissions Notice. Application forms will be available and accepted from the 2nd October 2020. To view Admissions Policy and Notice click on:

Enrolment information for the school year 2021/2022

Coláiste na Mí- 1st Year Enrolment


St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School

Information regarding Virtual Open Night and Admissions process will go live on 8th October

Loreto St Michael’s Secondary School

Admission information for Loreto St Michael’s Secondary School is as follows;

St Patrick’s Classical School

Details of the St Patrick’s Classical School Admissions Notice, Admissions Policy and an outline of the Admissions process for 21/22 are available here