Transfer 2021
(for pupils starting P7 in September 2020)

Sullivan Upper School uses the Common Entrance Assessments (CEA Tests) developed by the Association for Quality Education Limited (AQE Ltd).

Test Centre

Sullivan Upper School will be a test centre.  A familiarisation day is held prior to the actual assessments so that children can experience and become familiar with their surroundings and can meet the supervising staff. 


Virtual Familiarisation

Click on the image below to view our Virtual Familiarisation videos - please note the link will not work with some versions of web browser, Internet Explorer; please use an alternative web browser.



Please visit the AQE website for further information on the process and to download the following information.

  • Application Form
  • A Guide for Parents
  • The Implementation Process
  • Guidance for Parents on Special Circumstances, Special Provisions or Special Cases
  • Access Arrangements for the Common Entrance Assessment
  • Form for Special Circumstances


Year 8 Admissions Criteria

The Admissions Criteria for 2021/22 Entry into Year 8 are available pdf HERE (163 KB)

If you have any questions regarding the Transfer arrangements/Admissions Criteria, please do not hesitate to contact the Headmaster’s PA, Mrs A Graham on 028 90428780 or email
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Contact us

Sullivan Upper School
Belfast Road
BT18 9EP