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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Banbridge Academy


Banbridge Academy a brief history.

​Today Banbridge Academy has an enrolment of around 1300 pupils and around 90 teachers. In 2008 the school was in the Top 100 Schools in the United Kingdom for

A-Level results in a list compiled by The Times. Founded in 1786 the school can trace its roots to the building now known as Dunbar Nursery adjacent to the current site of Banbridge Leisure Centre. The school transferred to its present home, Edenderry House on the Lurgan Road, in 1950. A building project which began in 1989 provided a new building, yet retained much of the original frontage; interiors and façade which are all listed.

Banbridge Academy 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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