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 will be closed from MONDAY 10TH JULY – FRIDAY 21ST JULY (INCLUSIVE).  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). 

2017 / 2018 REGISTRATION UPDATE (7th July 2017)

All Registration Forms received by the AQE Office on and before Friday 30th June have been processed and Admissions Card are on their way to parents.  Any forms received between Monday 3rd July and Friday 7th July will regrettably not be processed until the office re-opens on Monday 24th July.  These will be given priority.  If you have any concerns please e-mail the office (aqeoffice1@yahoo.co.uk) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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 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.)