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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Omagh Academy Grammar School


Omagh Academy - a brief history.

The population of the country town of Omagh was growing and wealthy men from the area decided that a new school was required and so in September 1903 “The Omagh Academy” was opened. By 1914 the school had 47 pupils and 5 teachers. Today the school has close to 700 pupils. As the school population grew new facilities have been built giving the school modern facilities for every aspect of its education. The school makes considerable effort to ensure that the transition from primary school to Omagh academy is as stress free as possible.

Omagh Academy 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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