Key Dates 2020/21
We will add any dates for 2020/21 as soon as they are formally announced by the AQE & PPTC (GL).
The AQE's dates are usually announced in March/April with registration opening at the beginning of May.
The PPTC (GL Assessment) dates are not usually announced in advance and are only confirmed when registration opens mid-May.
Key Dates 2019/20
Below are the AQE (CEA) & the PPTC (GL Assessment) dates for the 2019/20 cycle.
Wednesday 1st May 2019: AQE (CEA) registration opens
Monday 13th May 2019: PPTC (GL Assessment) registration opens
Friday 6th September 2019: AQE (CEA) registration closes
Friday 20th September 2019: PPTC (GL Assessment) registration closes (2pm)
Saturday 9th Nov 2019: AQE (CEA) 1st Paper
Saturday 16th Nov 2019: GL Assessment
Saturday 23rd Nov 2019: AQE (CEA) 2nd Paper
Saturday 30th Nov 2019: AQE (CEA) 3rd Paper
Saturday 7th Dec 2019: GL Supplementary Entrance Assessment
Monday 25th November 2019: PPTC (GL Assessment) deadline for receipt of requests to take the Supplementary Entrance Assessment (2pm)
Friday 13th December 2019: PPTC (GL Assessment) deadline for registering claims for Special Circumstances (2pm)
Saturday 25th Jan 2020: AQE (CEA) results arrive at children’s homes
Saturday 25th Jan 2020: PPTC (GL Assessment) results arrive at children’s homes
Monday 10th Feb 2020: AQE (CEA) re-mark request form submission deadline.
Friday 7th Feb 2020: PPTC (GL Assessment) re-mark requests deadline (2pm).
Applying to post-primary schools
Late Jan/Early Feb 2020: Primary principals will hold meetings with parents and complete Transfer Forms for post-primary education. Transfer Forms will be sent to the Education Authority.
30th May 2020 - Parents are informed by the Education Authority which school that their child has been allocated to.