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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Assumption Grammar School


Assumption Grammar, Ballynahinch a brief history.

​Assumption Grammar School opened in 1933 and since that time the school has had a close connection with the Assumption Order – in fact it was a sister of that order who founded the school. The school is a Catholic Grammar school for girls and has a link with the Assumption School in Grahamstown, South Africa. Presently it has around 900 pupils and the school is situated in the town of Ballynahinch in County Down. A new school building was opened in 2012 giving the school first class facilities. The school is a specialist school for music with physical education and is in demand for places in year 8.

Assumption Grammar School uses the GL Transfer Test results as part of the criteria for entrance 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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