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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Larne Grammar School


Larne Grammar School - a brief history.

Larne Grammar School was founded in 1886 by Sir Edward Coey and John Crawford. Today it has around 760 pupils and 50 teaching staff. It is a co-educational grammar school situated in the town of Larne. The school was initially set up as a boys’ boarding and fee-paying school.  During its early years it had very few pupils and was threatened with closure. The school closed during the First World War and after it reopened it merged with Larne Girls’ School in 1922. The school has had a number of extensions and new builds. An interesting fact is that the school building has sufficient solar panels to provide enough energy to power the entire school. 

As part of its year 8 intake process Larne Grammar School uses the new SEAG Single Entrance Transfer Test results.

** 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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