Apply for a secondary school place

Introduction and key dates

If you live in Buckinghamshire, you can apply for a secondary school place between 6 September 2023 and 31 October 2023.

There is a separate application if you want to change school and apply during this academic year.

Buckinghamshire has both upper (all-ability) schools and grammar schools.

If you want your child to attend a grammar school, they must first sit the Secondary Transfer Test and achieve a score of 121.

Key secondary school admission dates

Date Event
6 September 2023 Online applications open
13 October 2023 Secondary Transfer Test results day (if the test was taken by 14 September)
31 October 2023 Deadline to submit your child’s application
1 March 2024 School offer day