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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

The Royal School Armagh


Royal School, Armagh - a brief history.

James 1st founded The Royal School, Armagh in 1608. It was one of three free schools that James 1st founded. (There are 4 other Royal schools.) Following the amalgamation with Armagh Girls’ School in 1986 the school now accepts both boys and girls and has about 700 pupils. It also has accommodation for 90 boarders who attend the school from all over the world. The school has been on its current site at College Hill since the 1770s. The school has a reputation for academic and sporting success and demand for places in year 8 is always high.

The Royal School Armagh 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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