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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Coleraine Grammar School


Coleraine Grammar School a brief history.

Coleraine Grammar School is an amalgamation of Coleraine Academical Institution and Coleraine High School.

Coleraine Inst (CAI) opened in 1860, with just two “masters” and fourteen boys. Coleraine High School was founded in 1874 by the Misses Long and the school was very keen to provide girls with a good education – not common in the 19th Century. CAI is situated on 70 acres of land that stretches down to the River Bann in Coleraine town. Its boarding department closed in 1999. Coleraine High School was situated on a site at Spring Gardens on the Lodge Road (Coleraine) and the school boarding department closed in 1997. In September 2015, Coleraine Academical Institution and Coleraine High School came together to form Coleraine Grammar School. The new Coleraine Grammar School currently operates on the existing two sites. Over the next few years it is planned to locate all the pupils and staff onto an expanded site on the Castlerock Road.

Coleraine 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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