The Association of Quality Education (AQE Ltd) is the company formed to manage and administer the Common Entrance Assessment (CEA) for transfer of pupils from primary to a number of post primary schools.

Guide For Parents has been produced to help explain the current transfer process using the CEA.

The Format of the CEA will outline the structure of the assessments.

The list of schools that have joined AQE Ltd for the purposes of selecting pupils transferring from primary school can be found by clicking here.

Important Dates for 2015 Assessments


          Registration opens                                                    Tuesday 5th May 2015
          Registration closes                                                    Friday 11th September 2015
          Requests for access arrangements closes             Friday 18th September 2015

Test Dates

                Paper One                10am on Saturday 7th November 2015
                Paper Two                10am on Saturday 21st November 2015
                Paper Three             10am on Saturday 28th November 2015


For a complete list of significant dates for parents and Primary Principals throughout the process (May 2015 – April 2016) please download The Implementation Process .

AQE Office telephone hours are from 9 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. everyday. During busy periods, telephone hours are extended until 4 p.m.

If we are unavailable via telephone, please contact us via email : aqeoffice1@yahoo.co.uk