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Armoy Primary School, Armoy, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

Post Primary Application & SEAG

The assessment being used by all selective post primary schools in N Ireland is changing. Every one of the 62 schools that use academic selection within their admissions process will now use the outcomes from an assessment provided by the Schools’ Entrance Assessment Group (SEAG).

If your child is transferring to post-primary education in 2024 and you would like your child to sit the SEAG Entrance Assessment in November 2023 then the following information may be helpful:

• You will need to register on the SEAG website

• Having registered you will be able to complete an online Pupil Application for your child to sit the Assessment.

• The Parent Registration and Pupil Application period will run from 9am Wednesday 3 May 2023 until 5pm Friday 22 September 2023.

• No Pupil Applications can be accepted after 5pm Friday 22 September 2023.

• The 2023 SEAG Entrance Assessment consists of two papers. The first will be held on Saturday 11 November and the second on Saturday 25 November.

• Each paper has 28 English (or Gaeilge) and 28 Maths questions.

For more detailed information about SEAG and the Entrance Assessment please go to:

Key Dates for applying for a Year 8 Post Primary school place for September 2024 

Key Dates



Thursday 11 January 2024

Admissions criteria for Post Primary Schools published on the EA website.

Tuesday 30 January 2024 - 12 noon

EA Connect portal opens for online applications for post primary.

Thursday 22 February 2024 - 12 noon

EA Connect portal closed for online applications for post primary.

Saturday 18 May 2024

Notification of outcome of application via email where one is held or by letter.

Contact Post Primary Admissions

For further information and guidance you can contact the Post Primary Admissions Team on:


Admissions Helpdesk 028 9598 5595