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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Lagan College


Lagan College - a brief history.

Lagan College was formed in 1981 and was the first integrated school in Northern Ireland. It contains students of mainly Roman Catholic and Protestant faiths, but students from other faiths also attend the school. On its first day the school had 28 pupils and 7 staff members. The college accepts pupils with a wide range of academic ability but it also selects a number of pupils based on their Transfer Test results – the school uses both the AQE and/or the GL Transfer Tests results. Following many years on split sites or temporary sites the school now has a permanent new building on the Manse Road (BT8) on the outskirts of Belfast. From its early beginnings Lagan College is now often one of the most oversubscribed schools in Northern Ireland.

Lagan College 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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