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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Dominican College Fortwilliam Belfast


Dominican College Fortwilliam in Belfast a brief history.

Dominican College Belfast is a very large Catholic Girls grammar that was established in 1930. It had a huge rebuilding project in 2005. The school is situated in the Fortwilliam area of North Belfast. In the early 20th and late 19th Century this area of Belfast was a very exclusive area. The Dominican Sisters understood that in the 1920’s there were very few girls’ schools in Belfast and so the order opened the school in 1930 with around 30 pupils. Today the school has closer to 1100 pupils.

Dominican College use 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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