Apply for a late transfer grammar school test (12 and 13 plus)

Getting a grammar school place

Our grammar schools are very popular. Think carefully before you apply for a place.  Many children go through the process of preparation, testing, and qualify at testing, but are disappointed when there are no places to offer to them.

For September 2022 entry, no places were offered at Aylesbury Grammar, Aylesbury High, Chesham Grammar, Royal Latin or Sir Henry Floyd Grammar Schools.

For September 2022 entry, no places were offered for Year 9.


In the Buckinghamshire Late Transfer test children need to achieve 121 to qualify.

The admission rules for each school will decide which children are ranked higher in the waiting list, and therefore may be offered a place. You can find admission rules on each school’s website.

Your child may qualify for grammar school but may not be offered a place at a grammar school if there are more qualified applicants for the school than places available.  If this happens you can appeal against the decision, but most appeals for grammar school places are not successful, even for qualified children.  This is because the schools are already full, you should think carefully before making an appeal.