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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Glenlola Collegiate School


Glenloa Collegiate - a brief history.

Glenlola Collegiate School is an all-girls' grammar school situate in the town of Bangor. Founded as a school for girls in approximately 1880, when Bangor had a population of around 3000, the school was known as “the Ladies Collegiate School”. In 1919 it was renamed “Bangor Collegiate School” and had over 80 private pupils. Meanwhile a school known as “Glenlola” was opened in 1897 by the Harte Family. Both schools had only a small number of pupils and struggled financially and it was only in the 1950s that the schools considered amalgamating. Eventually in 1957 “Glenlola Collegiate” was established. The school population of girls and staff now exceeds 1200 and in 2003 a new build opened that was able to accommodate all pupils on the one site.

Grammar school places in the Bangor region are always in demand and Glenlola Collegiate 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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