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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Dalriada Grammar School


Dalriada School - a brief history.

Dalriada School was founded in 1878 and originally it was known as “Ballymoney Intermediate School.” It was founded to provide a “good academic education for pupils between elementary education and university”. The school was ahead of its time in that it was co-educational from its inception. The school opened in the Town Hall and then moved to the new technical school in Charles Street, Ballymoney. In 1924 the school changed its name to Ballymoney High School and in 1937 it moved to its present site. From its early days the school has grown in size and now has almost 900 pupils.

Dalriada School 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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