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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Carrickfergus Grammar School


Carrickfergus Grammar School a brief history.

Carrickfergus Grammar School is a controlled grammar school situated in Carrickfergus. It opened in 1962 with just 60 pupils and 4 teachers. Over the years the number of pupils has grown and now there are just over 800 pupils from year 8 to year 14. To accommodate these increased numbers an extension was built in 1983. The school is situated on the North Road, on the former site of Thornfield Manor, overlooking the town of Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Castle and Belfast Lough.In 2018, the school was the second top Controlled Grammar in Northern Ireland for GCSE Results.

Carrickfergus 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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