Published Friday, 09 November 2012
The appeal case has been halted. (© UTV)
Proceedings had been launched at the High Court in Belfast against the body which runs one of the unofficial entrance exams, claiming discrimination on the ground of disability.
It was the first case of its kind since the Association for Quality Education began to oversee tests in place of the abolished 11-plus.
The child at the centre of the legal challenge is among thousands due to begin such assessments on Saturday, with three test papers to be sat at grammar schools across Northern Ireland.
The judge has previously heard that the child, who cannot be identified, has been assessed by an educational psychologist as having "unique" circumstances.
The exact nature of the disability involved was not disclosed.
According to the child's lawyers, an offer of an extra 15mins to complete the one-hour test was insufficient and additional access arrangements were also unsatisfactory.
At an earlier court hearing, it had been alleged that there had been a failure, or refusal, to make reasonable adjustments.
Further arguments were due on Friday, with submissions on whether the AQE - as a private body - could be subject to judicial review proceedings which examine the lawfulness of decisions or actions by public bodies.
But senior counsel for the child's family instead confirmed that the case was not continuing.
Mr Justice Treacy was told: "The position now is that the application for judicial review is withdrawn."
No further reasons for ending the challenge were given in court.