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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Regent House School


Regent House School - a brief history.

Regent House School is situated in the town of Newtownards about 12 miles from Belfast. The school has a long history and started in 1878 as the “Newtownards Intermediate School.” This school lasted until 1895 and it was revived in 1919 with 34 pupils. In 1924 it merged with The Ladies’ School. Between 1924 and 1962 the school grew rapidly from 155 pupils to 842 pupils. Today the school, on its current site at Circular Road in Newtownards, has close to 1500 pupils. The school takes its name from Regent House in Regent Street, Newtownards which was where the school was located in 1928.

Demand for places in year 8 is always high and Regent House 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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