THE AQE OFFICE IS CLOSED ON MONDAY 7TH MAY 2018.  Registration Forms can be delivered to the Post Box in the reception of Weavers Court Business Park but the office will not be manned.

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.


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

The Registration Form and all Access Arrangements forms are now available to download here.  Along with your Registration Form, you will need to provide:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate (long or short version) or if this is not available a photocopy of the ID page of their passport is sufficient.
  • Two passport sized photographs

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