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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Hunterhouse College


Hunter House College - a brief history.

Hunterhouse College was founded by the amalgamation of Ashleigh House and Princess Gardens schools in 1987. The school is an all-girls' grammar school which is situated in Finaghy, Belfast. The school accepts pupils from across the community. When the two schools merged both headmistresses at the time were called Hunter and an original headmistress was also called Hunter so the new college was named Hunterhouse College. The school accepts about 100 pupils into year 8 (first form) and has just over 700 girls attending the school. 

The 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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