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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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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.

Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School


Aquinas Grammar - a brief history

​Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School is a relatively new school that was founded as recently as 1993 when the school admitted 110 pupils. The school was set up by the Diocese of Down and Connor. The school is situated on the Ravenhill Road in Belfast and has a reputation for excellent academic results. In 2018 it was ranked joint first in Northern Ireland for its GCSE results. The school also has very good A2 level results (year 14 results). Due to these and other very positive factors the school is often over-subscribed for entry into year 8.

Aquinas 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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