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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Victoria College Belfast


Victoria College - a brief history.

Founded in 1859 Victoria College is one of the oldest Girls’ schools in the British Isles. Originally sited in Wellington Place in central Belfast it was known as The Ladies' Collegiate School Belfast. In Queen Victoria’s jubilee year in 1887 and by royal command the school was renamed “Victoria College and School.” 100 years later Victoria would merge with Richmond Lodge School.

Victoria College now has two sites in the Malone Road area of south Belfast. Victoria is a large girls’ school with almost 900 pupils, 45 boarding pupils and a preparatory department with 205 pupils. Demand for places in year 8 is usually high.

Victoria College 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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