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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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


St. Patrick's Academy, Dungannon - a brief history.

St Patrick’s Academy came into being as a co-educational school in 2003 when a boys’ school and a girls’ school merged to form the new academy. The two schools had existed on the same site for many years but as two separate institutions. The history of the school goes back to the 1890’s when the Sisters of Mercy first opened a school in the area.

The school is based in Dungannon where demand for grammar school places has increased dramatically over the years. St Patrick’s Academy, a Catholic grammar school, now has almost 2000 pupils accommodated in a new building fit for the 21st Century. St Patrick’s Academy accepts almost 200 pupils into year 8 and demand for places is always high. 

St Patrick’s Academy includes 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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