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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Cambridge House Grammar School


Cambridge House Grammar School a brief history.

Cambridge House School was founded in 1910 and until 1929 it occupied a house in Audley Terrace, Ballymena. Initially it began as a girls’ school, with a few boys attending until they were 13 years old. By 1930 there were 113 pupils and by 1963 there were over 350 and the school required larger accommodation. Cambridge House moved to its present site in 1973 and was joined the following year by Cambridge House Boys’ Grammar School which opened on the same site. The schools operated separately from year 8 until year 13 when the schools worked together. This worked for a period but was not an entirely satisfactory situation and in 2001, the two schools merged to form today’s Cambridge House Grammar School.

Cambridge House 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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