Belfast Royal Academy - founded 1785

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Welcome to Belfast Royal Academy



We will provide information on the AQE Assessment and offer personal assistance to complete all the necessary forms. You will be able to view the classrooms used for the assessment, tour our facilities, meet staff and pupils and experience the wealth of academic and extra-curricular activities on offer.

At Belfast Royal Academy, children who sit the test with us do so in small classrooms with other pupils from their own primary school. Feedback from parents last year was very positive, “The arrangements for AQE were excellent and very relaxing for both child and parent, so big thanks to B.R.A. for making the academic selection so easy!!”

Belfast Royal Academy offers 350 test places and 200 Form I places. The Academy is a popular choice and we recommend that parents apply to AQE early; registration opens on Tuesday 3rd May and closes on Friday 9th September 2016.

For more information on the AQE Common Entrance Assessment, please visit the AQE website

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