Our History

AE Publications began developing learning resources in 1999.

The founder of AE Publications, Dr Stephen Curran, started creating, developing and publishing his own ‘how-to’ material for use within his tuition classes, due to a lack of quality material on the market. As the number of books grew he decided to publish them for wider use.

AE Publications timeline

Accelerated Education, with its tuition centres and publishing company has been active for nearly 30 years

  • 1989

    Dr Stephen Curran (as AE Tuition) began teaching children to prepare them for the 11+ examination for state grammar school entry.

  • 1999

    The success achieved by his pupils led to a substantial demand for Stephen’s tutoring service and practices. AE Tuition rapidly expanded and additional teachers and support staff were employed.

    AE Publications was founded to enable other children to benefit from Stephen’s proven methodologies. His first materials were published – the Maths for 11+ & SATs series for years 5-7.

  • 2002

    To demonstrate the quality of the material, the ‘classroom tested’ endorsement was added to the book covers. AE Publications continues to work closely with AE Tuition to ensure all of its titles are thoroughly classroom tested.

  • 2004

    AE Publications launched its first Verbal Reasoning titles.

  • 2005

    AE Publications launched its Times Tables series.

    The Spelling & Vocabulary series was launched.

  • 2006

    The first Non-verbal Reasoning books were published.

    The 25th title (and first testbook) was published – 11+ Maths Testbook 1.

  • 2008

    The Creative Writing workbook series was launched.

  • 2010

    AE Publications obtained its own premises, including office and warehouse space.

  • 2011

    AE Publications expanded its range to include titles for year 3.

  • 2012

    Year 4 titles were added to the range.

  • 2013

    AE Publications moved to bigger premises.

  • 2014

    AE Publications’ full range was rebranded to include a modernised front cover and full colour inside pages.

    The 50th title was released – 11+ Verbal Activity Year 5-7 Workbook 6.

    The Semantics & Comprehension series were launched.

  • 2016

    AE Publications purchased IPS/EPEG publishing rights and began incorporating this material into its range.

  • 2017

    The first testpack was released.

    Due to increased numbers of staff and a growing range of books, AE Publications moved to even bigger premises.

  • 2018

    The 100th title published.

    AE Publications became an Affiliate Member of The Tutors’ Association.