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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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


St. Mary's Grammar School, Magherafelt - a brief history.

St Mary's Grammar School is in the town of Magherafelt. Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux founded the grammar school in 1927 with an enrolment of just 10 girls. Today that number has grown to over 1100 boys and girls with the first boys being enrolled in 1978. Because of its position in Magherafelt the school serves the three counties of Londonderry, Antrim and Tyrone. As the school population grew it required more and larger facilities and today it has facilities to meet the needs of its pupils in the 21st Century. The school is large co-ed Catholic Grammar school and accepts 157 pupils into year 8 using a variety of criteria including pupil results in the GL Assessment (PPTC) Transfer Test.

St Mary's 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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