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Admissions Information September 2021 

Catchment Area Map 2021 

Students must complete the Secondary Transfer Test to be accepted into our school.

The Secondary Transfer Test is administered by Buckinghamshire  Council on behalf of all the Buckinghamshire grammar schools. 

Due to coronavirus testing days have changed. 

Test dates for Secondary Transfer Test

The Secondary Transfer Test dates for this autumn are:

  • 2 to 5 November for children attending Buckinghamshire primary schools and Partner schools
  • 27 to 30 October for out of county children

View information about coronavirus and Secondary Transfer Testing on the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools website.  

 Out of county schools 

Children from out of county schools will take the practice and Secondary Transfer Tests at a Buckinghamshire grammar school between 27 and 30 October.

Your child will be tested on either:

  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 - Practice Test
  • Thursday 29 October 2020 - Secondary Transfer Test

or

  • Wednesday 28 October 2020 - Practice Test
  • Friday 30 October 2020 - Secondary Transfer Test

Buckinghamshire Council Admissions will email you on 24 September by 5pm, to confirm the dates, times and school where the tests will take place.

You are not able to choose the dates on which your child will be tested.

If you booked a family holiday before 17 June 2020, you need to supply evidence to Buckinghamshire Council to show that the booking was made before this date, they will then be able to test your child later. Send evidence of booking immediately through the Contact Us form on the Buckinghamshire Council website. 

The answers to a large number of frequently asked questions can also be found on the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools website .   

Who needs to register for the Secondary Transfer Test?

Children who attend a Buckinghamshire LA primary school are automatically registered and will sit the test in their current school. Children who attend Partner Schools need to be registered for testing however, they will sit the test in their current school.  

Children who attend all other schools will need to be registered for testing, and will sit the test at central venues in Buckinghamshire.

Registration closed at 3pm on 25 June 2020.

Secondary Transfer Test Timeline for 2021 Entry

Children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 will be moving up to secondary school in September 2021. The dates set so far for that academic year are as follows:-  

5 May 2020, 3pm - Secondary Transfer Test registration opens

The registration portal opens, for parents of children who do not attend a Buckinghamshire LA Primary School, to register for the Secondary Transfer Test. If your child attends a Buckinghamshire LA school, you will not need to register them for the Secondary Transfer Test, as they are registered automatically. However, if you do not want them to be tested, you should let the school know nearer the time.

5 October 2020 - Our online open event goes live here, as we are not holding face-to-face tours this year. 

25 June 2020, 3pm - DEADLINE Secondary Transfer Test registration closes

September to October 2020 - Visit the schools

It’s important you find out about the schools you are interested in before you decide to put them on your application. You can list up to 6 schools when you apply.

Find my child a school place  

The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools - Letter to Primary Schools June 2020

Test dates for Secondary Transfer Test

  • 2 to 5 November for children attending Buckinghamshire primary schools and Partner schools
  • 27 to 30 October for out of county children  

Test Results 

Date test was taken Results received
By 5 November 2020 An email will be sent by 4pm on 30 November 2020
After 5 November 2020 An email will be sent as soon as possible after 30 November 2020

31 October 2020 - DEADLINE Last date for moving into Buckinghamshire

The latest date for moving into Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence) for us to use this address when we consider your school preferences for the first round of allocations. Please note that some Academies, as well as Foundation, Free and Voluntary-Aided schools, may have different deadlines – check their rules.

31 October 2020, 3pm - DEADLINE secondary school applications close

Buckinghamshire residents have until 3pm on this date to submit their online secondary school application. If you are posting a paper application it must arrive no later than 3pm on this date. All applicants must submit address evidence to accompany their application.  

1 March 2021- National Offer Day

Parents who applied online will be able to login and view their offer. They will also be sent an email.

We post letters to parents who applied on a paper form. 

Read the School Admissions Policy for 2021 entry

Admission to Years 8-9  - Late Transfer  Procedure

Admission to Years 8 and 9 should be directed to Bucks County Council Admissions Team County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ  For information on how to contact the Admissions team please visit their website or use their online contact form.

The testing process for admission to Year 8 and Year 9 is administered by the Admissions Team at Bucks County Council, County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ on behalf of the school. 

Please note that places are subject to availability and there is no guarantee of a place as there are more applicants than places available.
Further information will appear when available on the Late Transfer Procedure pages of the Bucks County Council website.  

Applying to join Year 10

For Admission to Year 10, please complete the application form and send to the Admissions team at the school address.

Late transfer application form 
(for admission to Year 10 only)

Admissions Information September 2020 

Catchment Area Map 2020 

Students must complete the Secondary Transfer Test to be accepted into our school.

The Secondary Transfer Test is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council on behalf of all the Buckinghamshire grammar schools. The test is taken in the September of the year in which the applicant is in Year 6. For information on the test for entry in September 2020, please see the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools website

The answers to a large number of frequently asked questions can also be found on the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools website .   

Who needs to register for the Secondary Transfer Test?

Children who attend a Buckinghamshire LA primary school are automatically registered and will sit the test in their current school. Children who attend Partner Schools need to be registered for testing however, they will sit the test in their current school.  

Children who attend all other schools will need to be registered for testing, and will sit the test at central venues in Buckinghamshire.

How do parents register for testing?

We are using the Bucks online application portal for parents to register their child for testing. 

This year parents will register their child for testing on the online portal, designed specifically for testing registration and this will be accessed on the Grammar Schools and Transfer Test page on the Bucks CC website. Those parents that need to register their child should use this route no matter where they live. If a family has difficulty in accessing the internet, we would recommend they ask a friend or relative, visit their local library or ask their child’s school if they can assist.  

For further information on the testing procedure, please see the Admissions section of Bucks County Council's website. Information on catchment areas is also available from Buckinghamshire County Council, including a postcode checker. 

If you have any further queries please use the Contact Us form on the Bucks CC website.  

Secondary Transfer Test Timeline for 2020 Entry

Online test registration portal opens 1 May 2019 (3pm)
Registration portal closes.  27 June 2019 (3pm)
Practice Test 10 September 2019
Secondary Transfer Test 12 September 2019
Qualification Day - Test results published  18 October 2019
Enrolment Forms issued March 2020

Read the School Admissions Policy for 2020 entry

Admission to Years 8-9  - Late Transfer  Procedure

Admission to Years 8 and 9 should be directed to Bucks County Council Admissions Team County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ  For information on how to contact the Admissions team please visit their website or use their online contact form.

The testing process for admission to Year 8 and Year 9 is administered by the Admissions Team at Bucks County Council, County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ on behalf of the school. 

Please note that places are subject to availability and there is no guarantee of a place as there are more applicants than places available.
Further information will appear when available on the Late Transfer Procedure pages of the Bucks County Council website.  

Applying to join Year 10

For Admission to Year 10, please complete the application form and send to the Admissions team at the school address.

Late transfer application form 
(for admission to Year 10 only)

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