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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Bangor Grammar School


Bangor Grammar- a brief overview.

Bangor Grammar School (also known as the Grammar or B.G.S.), is a boys’ voluntary grammar school in Bangor. It was founded in 1856 by a Conservative politician, Col the Hon Robert Ward. Money to start the school came from Robert Ward. The politician bequeathed £1,000 to be, "…expended in building and endowing a School-house for the education of boys in Mathematics, Astronomy and Navigation…", in his family home town of Bangor which was also his parliamentary constituency. Due to increase in the school population Bangor Grammar has moved from site to site over a number of years and is now situated on the Gransha Road. It moved to its present site in 2013. The school now has a modern facility fit for its growing school population.

Bangor 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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