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Primary school principal Chris Donnelly

Primary school principal Chris Donnelly

Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir

Primary school principal Chris Donnelly

A Belfast primary school principal is calling on the Education Minister to clearly state that teachers will not be asked to project transfer test grades if a second coronavirus wave makes the exam impossible.

St John the Baptist headmaster Chris Donnelly said it would be "unacceptable to ask a teacher to make a call as to whether a child gets into a grammar school or not".

This year's post-primary transfer tests are being held two weeks later than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.