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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Lumen Christi College


Lumen Christi College - a brief history.

Lumen Christi College is in Bishop Street, Derry and was founded in 1997 and has almost 900 pupils – accepting both boys and girls. While the college is a Catholic Grammar school it accepts pupils of all faiths. The school has a reputation for attracting pupils who obtain excellent academic results. In 2017 it was ranked 22nd in the United Kingdom by a survey undertaken by the Sunday Times. As well as teaching a wide range of subjects the College also has an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. Due to its good reputation the school is often over-subscribed for entry into year 8.

Lumen Christi 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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