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 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.

For a complete list of significant dates for parents and Primary Principals throughout the process (May 2016 – April 2017) please download The Implementation Timetable.

KEY DATES FOR 2016 – 2017 CYCLE…

Fee : £48 (if you are entitled to Free School Meals, there is no fee, however you MUST enclose proof of this via a copy of your Free School Meals entitlement letter with your Registration Form)

Registration opens
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 (Registration form will be available from the AQE Office from Wednesday 27th April 2016 onwards. Forms received before the opening date will be returned.)

Registration closes : Friday 9th September 2016 (late registration will incur a higher registration fee).

Assessment One     : Saturday 12th November 2016
Assessment Two     : Saturday 26th November 2016
Assessment Three  : Saturday 3rd December 2016

Results : Saturday 28th January 2017