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.


Registration for the Common Entrance Assessment has now closed. 

All registration forms submitted after Friday 8th September are now subject to a £72 late entry fee (this is instead of the original fee, not on top of it).  As we currently have filled a large number of spaces we cannot guarantee that any late entry form will be allocated a seat for the assessments.  If we are unable to accommodate your registration, your fee will be returned to you along with the registration forms.

If you submitted your Registration Form during the last week of registration we are trying to get through them as quickly as possible. Please note it will be three to four weeks from receipt, until we can post your Admissions Card out. 

20 out of the 34 assessment centres have filled to capacity, spaces in Belfast and all of Co. Down are very limited so parents will have to be prepared to travel at this stage.   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.

Withdrawing your child from the assessments:

Please complete the form below and return it to our office if you no longer wish for your child to sit the assessments.  (As stated on the Registration Form, the registration fee is non-refundable).

Withdrawal Form


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.)