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

Opening date for Registration Forms : Tuesday 2nd May 2017
(Registration forms are available from Friday 28th April 2017 onwards. Registration forms will also be available from our AQE Office on Friday 28th April for collection from the main desk, or, you can download the form off of this website and print it off, under the heading HOW TO REGISTER .  Black and white copies are acceptable. ALL assessment centre places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Forms received before the opening date will be returned to the sender.)

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.)

** For information on Access Arrangements, please click on the top heading titled “Access Arrangements”.**