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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Rainey Endowed School


Rainey Endowed - a brief history.

The origin of Rainey Endowed School, in Magherafelt, lies in a gift left in the will of Hugh Rainey in 1707. He left his estate to trustees for “for the purpose of having a suitable school-house built in Magherafelt’. The school was established in 1713 and is still on the original site. Originally started for boys the school population has grown over the years and now stands at around 700 male and female pupils. The school accepts 112 pupils into year 8 and demand for places in year 8 has, in recent years, out-stripped the number of places that are available.

Rainey Endowed 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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