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THE AQE OFFICE IS CLOSED AND WILL RE-OPEN ON MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2018.

Documentation can still be dropped off at the main reception of Weaver’s Court Business Park and will be dealt with on Monday 5th.  

Association for 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 in Northern Ireland.  To find out more about AQE Ltd please click here

A full list of participating AQE Grammar Schools can be found here  and on the front cover of the Registration Form. Anyone who hopes to be admitted to any of the AQE Grammar Schools listed will have to sit the CEA.

*REGISTRATION FOR THE COMMON ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT IS NOW CLOSED.*

Registration opened on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 and closed on Friday 7th September 2018. 

If you have not registered your child for AQE you should contact the AQE Office.  A late entry fee will be applicable for all candidates.  This fee is £75 (instead of the previous £50).  For children entitled to Free School Meals the original fee of £50 will have to now be paid (along with a proof of entitlement letter from the Education Authority or Primary School).  There are no exceptions to this fee.

A significant number of assessment centres have now filled to capacity and many candidates in Belfast and Co. Down are being allocated third or fourth choices.  In a situation where all choices are filled, parents will be contacted by the AQE Office to find an alternative choice of centre.

Registration Forms can be hand delivered into a post box at Weavers Court Business Park, however please be aware that there is no facility to pay by debit/credit card at the office.  Please pay by cash/cheque.

THE 2018/2019 CYCLE

Please see the document below for key information on how the process works, including key dates and deadlines. (This document replaces the previously published FAQs)

AQE Key Information 2018-2019