Year 9 - 12

Whilst it is less common for pupils to transfer to Post Primary Education during Years 9-12 we still have the facility to accommodate anyone who wishes to apply. Firstly, you will be made very welcome if you are considering Antrim Grammar School and secondly, you will be guided and advised through every step of the process. Applications at this stage in a student's school career can be as a result of a multitude of reasons and we ensure that all applications will be treated with the utmost respect and sensitivity. For all steps in the process follow the information below.

Entrance Criteria and Application Procedure

Entrance Criteria for pupils in Years 9 - 12 and an application form can be found in this document.

Applications should be made, in writing, to the School using the application form within the above document. All those seeking Admission will be required to sit a Cognitive Ability Test and to provide the most recent reports from their present school.

Following receipt of an application, the School will advise parents as to the next steps to be taken and subsequently provide written notification, within ten working days of the applicant sitting the admissions test, of any decision to admit the child or otherwise. It should be noted that those who have made an application, but have failed to obtain a place in the School, will be placed on a reserve list until 1st May following their application, at which time their application is deemed to have lapsed.


We aim to give new pupils a warm welcome. Every new pupil will be met by their Year Tutor on their first day to welcome them to Antrim Grammar School and answer any initial queries that they might have. Each pupil will receive their new timetable and have the opportunity to meet their new classmates in their registration class. All of our pupils are friendly and welcoming, but each pupil will have a nominated ‘Buddy’ who will help answer any questions and act as a guide, particularly during the first few days. The Year Tutor will provide an individualised induction for each pupil which will ensure the needs of every pupil are met. They will also address queries relating to accessing their bus pass, locker, user ID and password for C2K computers, Google Classroom and the school printer network to ensure pupils settle in quickly.