Applications for Registration 2021/2022

Applications for registration will open at 10am on Tuesday 25th May 2021 and close at 5pm on Friday 24th September 2021 during which time the portal will be live from the bottom of this page.


Alternatively a hard copy (along with relevant guidance) is available to download and print at the bottom of this page, below the online portal.

Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions, along with the Guidance Notes before completing your application form.

Parents/Guardian will need the following three elements to complete their application, as well as having a completed application form:

  • A recent photograph of your child (can be taken straight from a mobile device and uploaded)
  • A scanned copy of your child’s birth certificate (long or short version) or a scanned copy of the id page of their passport.
  • Payment of the registration fee (£60.00). Parents/guardians of a child who is entitled to Free School Meals, and who provide evidence of such entitlement, will not have to pay the fee.

(Acceptable evidence for Free Schools Meals can be either; a letter of confirmation from the Education Authority for the current school year, or, a letter from your child’s Primary School confirming their entitlement for the current school year.)

Payment should be made prior to completing your online application. You can pay through the relevant section of our website, by clicking here.

Whilst elements do not need to be submitted with your online application form and can be submitted separately you should be aware that a child shall not be registered as a candidate to take the CEA unless and until the payment and all the documents referred to in paragraph 1 of the Terms and Conditions have been received by AQE Limited.

Access Arrangments

The process of applying for Access Arrangements will also open at 10am on Tuesday 25th May 2021 and close at 5pm on Monday 4th October 2021. Please note that all documentation relating to Access Arrangements must be submitted in hard copy.

Please see the relevant section of our website here for further information on Access Arrangements.

Please do not submit an application form twice for the same child. The AQE Office can amend any errors which you make, even after submission.

Online Application Form – please click here

A hard copy of the application form can be downloaded and printed below, please do not submit both types of application form for one child. Please do not e-mail the hard copy forms to the AQE Office as this will not be accepted.