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.

The results of the 2019/2020 Common Entrance Assessments will be with parents, by post, on Saturday 25th January 2020.

Further information can be found on the ‘Marking and Results’ section of this website. If you have moved house since registering your child please ensure you have updated your address with us. Responsibility for this lies with the parent/guardian and not your child’s Primary School or any other body.


Full details of all dates and deadlines can be found here; Key Dates and Deadlines

The format of, and specification for the Common Entrance Assessment can be found on ‘The Assessments 2019’ page of this website.

The results will be issued to parents on Saturday 25th January 2020.