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school pupilsMore children are attending primary school here than at any time since 1999. (Belfast Telegraph 13th December 2017)

There are more than 173,000 pupils in classes P1 to P7 - a rise of more than 2,000 on last year.

The figures were revealed in a Department of Education report, which details the basic provisional enrolment figures for schools and for children in funded pre-school education for 2017/18.

The data was taken from the school enrolments census, which was conducted in October 2017.

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bbc 1The two organisations which run the separate school transfer tests in Northern Ireland have said they want to produce a common test. (BBC 27/02/2017)

The Association of Quality Education (AQE) and the Post-Primary Transfer Consortium (PPTC) issued a joint statement announcing the move.

"We believe this to be in the best interest of pupils, parents and schools," said the groups.

Sources told the BBC that talks would begin in early March and the aim, they said, was to have a common test in place by November 2019.

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(Irish News 03/12/2016) Radical plans to create a single 11-plus exam have already run into difficulties with a key architect claiming agreement is "almost impossible".

As thousands of pupils today sit their final unregulated test, an influential group has raised issues about efforts to simplify the process.

The Association of Quality Education (AQE) said while it shared the desire for a common test, it had reservations.

For seven years, schools have run their own entrance exams. The last state-sponsored 11-plus was held in November 2008.

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