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.  A full list of participating AQE Grammar Schools is available under the ‘Schools’ section of this website and on the front cover of the Registration Form.


Please be aware that the AQE Office re-opened on Monday 24th July after a two week closure, therefore forms received from the beginning of July are currently being processed.  Limited office hours will apply from Monday 24th July and through August.  Registration Forms can still be hand delivered as the registration box will remain accessible in the main reception of Weavers Court Business Park.  No change can be given for cash payments during the closure period, nor can card payments be facilitated (details can be left and we will complete the transaction when the office reopens). 

As a significant number of assessment centres are already starting to fill to capacity we would encourage parents registering from this point onwards to select more than one choice on their Registration Form and be prepared to travel.  Please be aware that this is only a seat to sit the assessments and has no bearing at all on where a child will apply to, or attend, for their post-Primary education.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, do not let missing items (Free School Meals entitlement letter, evidence pertaining to Access Arrangements etc) stop you from sending your main Registration Form to us, these can be followed up later.  We cannot make any exceptions once assessment centres have filled so the only way to secure a space is by submitting a Registration Form as early as possible.


Please click here for a full list of dates and deadlines (including Office holiday dates) for the 2017/2018 cycle.

Final date for Registration Forms : Friday 8th September 2017
(Late registration will only be accepted where there are clear extenuating circumstances and WILL incur a higher registration fee).

Assessment One     : Saturday 11th November 2017
Assessment Two     : Saturday 25th November 2017
Assessment Three  : Saturday 2nd December 2017

Results : Saturday 27th January 2018
(Results will be addressed to the 1st named contact on the Registration Form, and posted to the address listed on the registration form.  If you change address, it is the responsibility of the 1st contact to update the AQE Office of this change of address no later than Monday 22nd January 2018.)