Year 8 Admissions & Entry Requirements

For Admission to Year 8 in September 2024

Special Circumstances and Special Provisions guidelines for Parents/Guardians and relevant forms available here:

Please note that these should not be submitted to individual schools but uploaded via the EA portal.

EA portal will be open from 30th January until 22nd February 2024.


SEAG has replaced AQE and is the organisation which runs and manages the transfer assessments for admissions in September 2024. For information about SEAG click the link below.

What if... My child is entitled to Free School Meals and/or a Uniform/PE clothing grant?

The Education Authority (EA) is responsible for assessing eligibility for Free School Meals based on Department of Education (DE) / Department for the Economy (DfE) criteria. Please click the link below for further information...

Eligibility check for Free School Meals and/or a School Uniform/PE Clothing Grant