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 2020-21: Download

Admission Policy for September 2019-20 : Download

Admissions Policy Catchment Map 2019-20

Admissions Policy Catchment Map 2020-21

Main Prospectus Download

Additional Information Download

Annual Open Evening 2019

Our Annual Open Evening for prospective year 7-9 entry in September 2020 will be held on Wednesday 18 September 2019 from 5pm.

More details to follow.

Annual Open Evening 2019

Our Annual Open Evening for prospective year 7-9 entry in September 2020 will be held on Wednesday 18 September 2019 from 5pm.

More details to follow.

Please do come along - no requirement to book
MOVING UP TO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2020

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 2008 and 31 August 2009 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 2020 Entry:

1 May 2019 (3pm) – online test registration opens

27 June 2019 (3pm) – deadline for registering

10 September 2019 – Preparation Test

12 September 2019– Secondary Transfer Test

13 October 2019 – 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 in the Admission Policy. 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 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 are required to demonstrate that they achieved 110 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 Headteacher.

Children seeking admission to Years 8 and 9 in September 2019 and who meet the testing criteria will be invited to sit tests in January 2019.

The deadline to register to apply for September 2019 entry is Thursday 6th June 2019. Please download a copy of our Late Entry Application Form and return to the school. Evidence of residence will be required.

Late Entry Application Form: Download

Testing day will be on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

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.

Sixth Form Application forms are  now available to download. In addition to a completed form, please also include a letter of application and your CV.

External candidates should download and complete the two forms below:
External Applicant 2019 – Applicant Download External Applicant 2019  – School Download

Internal candidates should download and complete the following form:
Internal Applicant 2019 Download

Copies of subject talk presentations from the Sixth Form Open evening held  on Wednesday 14 November can be downloaded here:

Biology Download

Business Studies Download

Chemistry Download

Computer Science Download

Drama Download

Economics Download

English Download

French Download

German Download

History Download

Maths Download

Music Download

PE Download

Physics Download

Politics Download

Psychology Download

Spanish Download