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.

FIRST ASSESSMENT – Saturday 11th November.

If you have lost your Admissions Card please do not panic.  Candidates should still report to their Assessment Centre for the first assessment.  If you have the confirmation letter you should bring that instead of an admissions card.  If you do not have the confirmation please ensure you get your child’s candidate number and they know their date of birth in order to fill out the front cover of the assessment.  We can post out new cards in time for the second assessment if you e-mail us your child’s candidate number and name.

If your child has sustained an injury or an acute onset of a medical condition which will affect their ability to complete the assessments without assistance please e-mail the office and request an Emergency Access Form, stating your child’s name and candidate number.  Further information on your options can be found in the Access Arrangements section of this website.

If you have not registered your child for the assessments but now wish to do so please complete and return a Registration Form 2017 to our office immediately with all the documentation and a late entry fee of £72 (£48 for those entitled to Free School Meals with proof of entitlement included).  These will be processed when we re-open on Monday 6th November.  School spaces are tight and cannot be guaranteed at your local centre.

If you wish to withdraw your child from the assessments please complete the Withdrawal Form and return it to our office.  (As stated on the Registration Form, the registration fee is non-refundable).


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

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.)