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NI Grammar School Admission criteria for
September 2024

Admission criteria for grammar schools in Northern Ireland for entrance in September 2024 will have changed.

The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test. Almost all grammar schools will be using the results in the SEAG Transfer Tests as one of many criteria used as part of the admissions policy for entry into year 8 (first form).

Grammar School admission criteria can vary greatly from school to school and you should make yourself aware of all the criteria details as they will determine which children will be admitted to this school in September 2024.
Make sure that you provide the school with all the information that they require as the school will use the information that you provide when making their decision about which children are admitted in September 2024.

Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School


Abbey Christian Brothers' Grammar a brief history.

Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School is a voluntary grammar school situated in Newry, County Down. The school accepts boys from 11-18 years of age. The Christian Brothers first came to Newry in 1851 and the school gets its name from a Cistercian Abbey built on the same site in 1144. The school has had several sites around Newry including Chapel Hill, The Mall and Courtenay Hill. In 2010 the Grammar School moved to its current site, which was a new building, to the north of Newry. The new build in 2010 has provided Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School with a building fit for the 21st Century.

Abbey Christian Brothers' Grammar school uses the new SEAG Single Entrance Transfer Test results as part of its intake criteria into year 8.

** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and Transfer Test queries.**

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