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.


Remark requests must be made by Friday 5th February 2016.  A remark request can only be obtained by contacting the AQE Office (02890 224002) as each remark form is made individual to the child with candidate number / name / notified result.

Remark request forms must be returned by Friday 12th February 2016.

Remark cost : £20 (FSM £10).


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

Test Dates for 2016-2017

Paper One                10am on Saturday 12th November 2016
Paper Two                10am on Saturday 26th November 2016
Paper Three             10am on Saturday 3rd December  2016