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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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


Royal School Dungannon - a brief history.

Royal School, Dungannon is one of the “Royal” schools founded by James 1st The school began in 1614 and moved to its current site in 1789 in the town of Dungannon in County Tyrone. Originally a school for boys but following an amalgamation with Dungannon High School for Girls in 1986 the Royal School now accepts girls. The school had a rebuild from 1999-2003 and now has school facilities fit for the 21st Century. The school is often heavily over-subscribed especially for its boarding department with places often booked a year in advance. Most pupils enter year 8 after having sat the AQE Transfer Test, which is also known as the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA), in Primary 7.

Royal School, Dungannon 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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