Moving up to Secondary School

Children born between 1st September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will be moving up to secondary school in September 2022.

Apply online using School admissions | Buckinghamshire Council from 6th September 2022.

The application process is online and parents can sign up with an email address – these applications can be made via a smart phone or a PC. In your application you can list up to 6 schools in order of preference. The advice is to include your local (catchment) school which you will have a good chance of being offered. 

You will be contacted on 1st March 2022 to be informed of your allocated school  place.

All applications for secondary school must be made by midnight on 31 October 2022.

Buckinghamshire Council have created a presentation with the main details on – please watch the presentation through (there is audio) where the full process and things to consider are explained in detail.

Our local secondary schools are below:

Sir Thomas Fremantle – Home

Waddesdon Church of England School (waddesdonschool.com)

Home Page – Royal Latin School (Secondary Transfer Test Suitability required)

The Buckingham School – Home

The Aylesbury Vale Academy – Home (theacademy.me)

Secondary Transfer Testing

The secondary transfer test is used to determine whether or not a child is suited to a grammar school.  Buckinghamshire Council supports all schools in the administration  of the test on behalf of the 13 grammar schools. Although all children are entered the test is optional and if you are not considering a grammar school then you can withdraw your child from the testing process.

Further information on grammar schools can be found here The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools | Home (thebucksgrammarschools.org)

This familiarisation-booklet.pdf (buckscc.gov.uk) will explain the types of questions and how the answer sheets will look for the children. An further additional booklet is available from GL Assessment Free Materials – GL 11+ (gl-assessment.co.uk) .

The planned transfer testing timeline is as follows.

What When
Familiarisation Booklet sent to home address July 2022
Practice Test 13th September 2022
Transfer Test 15th September 2022
Results Published 14th October 2022
Application Deadline 31 October 2022
School Place Offers 1 March 2023