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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

St Joseph's Grammar School Donaghmore


St. Joseph's Grammar School, Donaghmore - a brief history.

St Joseph’s Grammar School is situated in the County Tyrone town of Donaghmore. Until 2003 the school was an all-girls school it then became co-educational and began accepting both girls and boys. Until 2007 the school had a large number of religious sisters teaching at the school but since then the staff are entirely lay teachers. The school has an excellent reputation for obtaining good results at both GCSE and A” level. Today the school has an enrolment of about 700 pupils and accepts 73 pupils into

year 8. 

St Joseph’s Grammar School is a Catholic Grammar school and 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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