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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock


Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock - a brief history.

Our Lady and St Patrick’s College was founded in 1985 following the merger of the Sacred Heart of Mary Grammar School in Holywood, County Down and St Patrick’s College, Knock. The College is a co-educational school that is situated in the Gilnahirk Hills on the outskirts of East Belfast. The college is a very large school with almost 1300 pupils aged between 11 and 19 years of age. The school accepts 182 pupils into year 8 and is often heavily over-subscribed. In recent years the competition for entry has been very high and only pupils with top marks in the Transfer Test have gained entry into the college.

Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock uses the new SEAG Single Entrance Transfer Test results as part of its intake criteria

** 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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