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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Loreto College Omagh


Loreto Grammar School, Omagh - a brief history.

Loreto Grammar school, in the town of Omagh, was founded in 1855 in a small house in George’s Street. The boarding department closed in 1975 and the school has seen its facilities improve over recent years and now it has educational facilities that are first class. It is a Catholic girls’ grammar school with a long educational tradition and in 2018 was ranked 12th out of 191 Northern Ireland schools. Initially many of the teaching staff would have been members of the Loreto Sisters Order but the last sister retired from the teaching staff in 2000. 

Loreto Grammar 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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