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.

The AQE Office will be closed from Monday 10th July – Friday 21st July (inclusive).

2017 / 2018 REGISTRATION UPDATE (16th June 2017)

Due to an unprecedented number of Registration Forms being received in the first six weeks of registration, it is currently taking three weeks from when we receive a form, to when we are posting the Admissions Card back to parents.  All forms received before 12th June 2017 will have a space in their first choice of assessment centre.

As some 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.  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.

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.)