Admissions Information

Admissions

All parents and pupils interested in applying to the school are welcome, indeed encouraged, to visit us. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. A copy of our admissions policy for 2014-2015 can be found here.

The policy for admission for year 2015-2016 can be found here

Open Evening for Prospective Pupils and Parents
Thursday 26th September 5.00pm – 9.00pm

Tours of the school will begin at 4.30pm.  The Headmaster’s presentation will be at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm..

A copy of our General prospectus can be found here

Year 7 Admission
Admission to the school in Years 7 is overseen by Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) and is dependent on performance in tests produced by the NFER. Most pupils take the '11+' in the first term of Year 6 and sit these tests in their own primary school.

Admission procedures can be confusing. It is very important that you contact the Admissions team at County Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks (Tel: 01296 383250) to ensure that you receive the most current information and the necessary application forms. 

Children born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003 will be moving up to secondary school to begin Year 7 in September 2014. If you would like your child to go to a Buckinghamshire grammar school then they need to take the 11+ tests.

If your child does not go to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school,  you must register them to take the 11+ tests and this can be done on the Buckinghamshire County Council website -
http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/schools/admissions/grammar_schools.page

Immediate Admission for the Academic Year 2013-2014
Students who have moved into the local area during the current Academic Year may apply for immediate admission to Years 7, 8 or 9. Please contact both us and the admissions team at Buckinghamshire County Council for guidance.

Late Entry Transfer for September 2014 (Years 8 and 9 )
Entry into Years 8, 9 & 10 is via direct application the school.

Admission to Years 8, 9 and 10 will be handled in accordance with the school’s Late Transfer Procedure. The school operates a three-year Key Stage 4, with GCSE work starting in September of Year 9. Only in exceptional cases will any place be offered in Year 9 after December 31, or at any time in Year 10 or 11, because of the nature of the GCSE course, even when the year group is below our published Admission number.

 The academic suitability of candidates seeking admission under the school’s Late Transfer Procedure will be assessed through curriculum based tests in English and Mathematics, Science and a Modern Foreign Language.

 Candidates will be required to achieve a minimum standard in each of the tests in order to qualify for admission. Candidates will only be tested if they can demonstrate that they achieved Level 5s in Key Stage 2 SATs. Students who attended schools which did not participate in the national tests will be required to submit alternative evidence to demonstrate that they have achieved an equivalent standard. This evidence will be reviewed by a panel of Curriculum Area Team Leaders chaired by the Headmaster.

 Children seeking admission to Years 8, 9 and 10 in September 2014 and who meet the Testing Criteria will be invited to sit tests in the Annual Testing Round. Please contact the school on 01628 816500 for further details. The deadline to register to apply for entry in September 2014 is Monday 13th January 2014.

Please download a copy of the application form here and return to the school as soon as possible for the attention of Mrs J Barnes. Evidence of residence will  be required.

Sixth Form (Key Stage 5)
Applications are encouraged for places in the 6th form where a wide range of AS and A' Level subjects are offered. Details of the current curriculum and admission requirements are in the Sixth Form Prospectus can be found here.

Sixth Form Open Evening - Tuesday 19th November