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Year 8 Admissions

Admissions Criteria – Year 8


Click on the link below to see the admissions criteria for Year 8 pupils in 2024:

Coleraine Grammar School Admissions Criteria 2024-2025

Each year we admit 156 pupils into Year 8. Pupils are admitted according to our Admissions Criteria and the admissions process is administered by the Transfer Office of the Education Authority. Our Admissions Criteria are renewed annually by our Board of Governors. The Admissions Criteria for entry into Year 8 for September 2024 will be available on 11th January 2024. It is not possible to apply directly to the School for a place in Year 8.

We look forward to welcoming Primary 7 pupils and parent/carers to our Castlerock Road Campus Open Night 6:30pm-9:30pm on 25th January 2024.

Please click on the link or use the QR code to access the booking form to sign up and indicate your preferred arrival time.

Post Primary Admissions September 2024


The Education Authority has confirmed the following timetable of key dates for Post Primary Admissions:


  • Admissions criteria live on EA Website and School website – 11th January 2024
  • Online Applications open – 30 January 2024 (12 noon)
  • Online Applications close – 22 February 2024 (12 noon)
  • Notification of outcome of Applications – Saturday 18th May 2024

Special Circumstances and Special Provisions: guidelines and forms for parents/guardians


Please note that forms for Special Circumstances and Special Provisions should not be submitted to individual schools but uploaded via the EA portal.

Claiming Special Circumstances – A Guide for Parents 2023-24

SC Form 2023-24

Claiming Special Provisions – A Guide for Parents 2023-24

SP Form 2023-24

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

If you have any queries with regards to this you can contact the Education Authority by email at