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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Strabane Academy


Strabane Academy - a brief history.

Strabane Academy situated in the town of Strabane, County Tyrone, is a controlled Grammar School which accepts pupils from all backgrounds. It is an all ability school and has a reputation for good GCSE and "A" level results. The school considers results from both the AQE and/or GL transfer Tests. Formerly known as Strabane Grammar School the school merged with Strabane High School in 2011 to become Strabane Academy. Milltown House, which is part of the school buildings, was built in 1887 and was at one time the home of Frances Alexander who wrote the well-known hymn “All things bright and beautiful.” 

Strabane Academy considers results from 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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