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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Wallace High School


Wallace High School - a brief history.

Wallace High School based in Lisburn, County Antrim is a co-educational grammar school. The school was founded in 1880 following a gift of money from Sir Richard Wallace a local landowner and MP. Originally known as Lisburn Intermediate and University School the school was renamed Wallace High School in 1942 in memory of its founder.

Wallace moved to its current site in 1976 and has grown to be a large school with almost 1200 pupils and a prep department. Demand for places in the school and the Lisburn area in general is usually very high. 

Wallace High School uses the SEAG Transfer Test results as part of its criteria for entry into year 8 (first form.)

** 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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