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The previous Transfer Tests - either the AQE or GL (PPTC) version has been replaced by the SEAG Transfer Test.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

Wellington College Belfast


Wellington College Belfast - a brief history.

Wellington College came into being inn 1989 when Annadale Grammar School (boys) and Carolan Grammar School (girls) merged to become a single co-educational school. The school covers a large site at Carolan Road in south Belfast and the school moved there in 2002.

The school is very popular and always heavily oversubscribed – often with two or more pupils applying for each available place in year 8. The school has grown over recent years and now has almost 800 pupils from year 8 to year 14.

Wellington College transfer procedure includes the use of 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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