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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Ballyclare High School


Ballyclare High School a brief history.

Ballyclare High School is a long-established school which opened in the 1890s in the small village of Doagh close to Ballyclare. The original school was a few miles south-west of the town of Ballyclare. The school has had a couple of moves and in 1904 it moved into the town of Ballyclare itself, while in 1930, the school moved to its current premises on the Rashee Road in the town. Ballyclare High School is a co-educational and non-denominational grammar school. From its early beginnings the school now has approximately 1,200 pupils who are taught by around 80 teachers.

Ballyclare High 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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