Admissions

All parents and pupils interested in applying to the school are welcome, indeed encouraged, to visit us. Please contact the school reception to arrange an appointment.

The policy for admission for year 2017-2019 can be found here

Admission Policy for September 2017-18: Download

Admission Policy for September 2018-19: Download

Main Prospectus Download

Additional Information Download

Catchment Area Map

Annual Open Evening 2017

Our Annual OPEN EVENING 2017
will be held on THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2017 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm.

Please do come come along - there is no requirement to book a place.

Annual Open Evening 2017

Our Annual Open Evening for those considering entry to Year 7 or late entry into Year 9 in September 2017 will be held on Thursday 21st September 2017.
Please do come along - there is no requirement to book a place.

The Headmaster will speak at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm (doors will open at 4.45 pm)
MOVING UP TO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2018

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.

Secondary Transfer Testing  Registration

Children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 will be moving up to secondary school to begin Year 7 in September 2018. If you would like your child to go to a Buckinghamshire grammar school then they need to take the Transfer Tests

Secondary Transfer Test Timeline for 2018 Entry:

8 May 2017 (3pm) – online test registration opens

30 June 2017 (3pm) – deadline for registering

12 September 2017 – Preparation Test

14 September 2017 – Secondary Transfer Test

13 October 2017 – Test results published

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?

Buckinghamshire County Council are using an online application portal for parents to register their child for testing.

This year parents will register their child for testing on a new online portal, designed specifically for testing registration and this will be accessed on the Grammar Schools and Transfer Test page on their 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.

Admission procedures can be confusing. It is very important that you contact the Admissions team at County Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks (Tel: 01296 395000 selecting option 3) to ensure that you receive the most current information and the necessary application forms.  Alternatively visit the Contact Us form on their website.

 

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.

Entry into Years 8, 9 & 10 is via direct application to 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 5’s in Key Stage 2 SAT’s. 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.

The deadline to apply for entry into Year 8 or 9 for September 2017 has now closed.

Children seeking admission to Years 8 and 9 in September 2018 and who meet the Testing Criteria will be invited to sit tests in the Annual Testing Round.

The deadline to register to apply for September 2018 entry is Monday 8 January 2018. Please download a copy of our Late Entry Application Form and return to the school for the attention of Ms K Hyett. Evidence of residence will be required.

Late Entry Application Form: Download

Testing day will be at the end of January 2018. Date to be confirmed.

Please contact the school on 01628 816500 for further details.

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.

Click below for Application forms

Internal Candidates Download

External Candidates Download

Sixth Form Open Evening – Wednesday 15th November 2017