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The Role of SEAG

SEAG (The Schools' Entrance Assessment Group) provides a Single Entrance Assessment (Transfer Test) using standardised outcomes (results) for pupils transferring from primary school to any of the 62 grammar schools which use academic selection as part of their Admissions Criteria. The Test result will be one of the criteria that each school uses and there will be other criteria used. You should make yourself very familiar with all the criteria used by the school(s) you want your child to attend in year 8.

Please note that a grammar school’s intake details can vary from year to year. Many schools are heavily over-subscribed and so higher test scores will be required to get a place in these schools - this is especially true in the greater Belfast area.


Your child's result in this new SEAG test will be accepted by any of the 62 schools.

SEAG will provide an online registration process, as well as timely information and guidance for parents/guardians, teachers and others.

SEAG is run by the Principals of its 62 member schools.

Follow the links below to find information about your chosen school.

Grammar school girl pupils on the stairs.

New Single Entrance Transfer Test Details

​** This information on our site 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 examining board or chosen grammar school for all admission and registration details for the New SEAG Transfer Test. **

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