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


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


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.


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.


AE Publications launched its first Verbal Reasoning titles.


AE Publications launched its Times Tables series. The Spelling & Vocabulary series was launched.


The first Non-verbal Reasoning books were published. The 25th title (and first testbook) was published – 11+ Maths Testbook 1.


The Creative Writing workbook series was launched.


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


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


Year 4 titles were added to the range.


AE Publications moved to bigger premises.


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.


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


The first testpack was released. Due to increased numbers of staff and a growing range of books, AE Publications moved to even bigger premises.


The 100th title published. AE Publications became an Affiliate Member of The Tutors’ Association.