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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Sacred Heart Grammar School Newry


Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry - a brief history.

The Sacred Heart Grammar School in the town of Newry was established in 1930 by the Sisters of St Clare. The school has grown steadily both in size and in reputation. Often regarded as one of the top performing grammar schools in Northern Ireland it now occupies a 17 acre site on the northern side of Newry. It has first class teaching facilities for the almost 850 pupils and their teachers. As well as first class academics the school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities. The school has an enrolment figure of 121 for entry into year 8 and demand for places can be very high.

Sacred Heart Grammar 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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