Applications for Access Arrangements

The closing date to submit an application for Access Arrangments is Friday 23rd September at 4pm.

Please note that you must complete an application for registration before submitting an application for Access Arrangements, as a reference number is required to link the applications. Applications for registration open on Wednesday 4th May at 10am.

Any application for Access Arrangements is separate from, and in addition to, applications for registration. All application documents for Access Arrangements should be submitted by post to the AQE Office, there is no facility for online applications for Access Arrangements.

An application for access arrangements should not be submitted until it is complete with evidence. The Access Panel will make a decision based only on the application and evidence in front of them.

Parents/Guardians can apply for Access Arrangements to meet a diagnosed or identified specific significant need requiring a reasonable adjustment to sit the Common Entrance Assessment. Access Arrangements must be agreed before an assessment.

Access Arrangements may also apply to children whose first language is neither English nor Irish and who have spent less that three years in the UK/Ireland before September 2022.

The document below includes the following information, all of which should be consulted before submitted an application for Access Arrangements;

  • Access Arrangements Policy Statement
  • Application for Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (ACC/22)
  • Guidance Notes (GS 22 07 1)
  • Guidance Notes (GS 22 07 2)
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Annex A – Normal Way of Working (Primary School Submission Form)

Please note Annex A has been devised as a guide to assist Primary Schools. However, it is the parent’s responsibility to attach all evidence to the access application form (ACC/22).

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