Apply to change school during the academic year (in-year transfer)
Grammar schools and transfer testing
You can only apply for a grammar school if you're moving:
- your child from one Buckinghamshire grammar school to another
- into Buckinghamshire from outside the county or abroad
If your child has already taken the transfer test, you cannot apply for a grammar school place by making an in-year application. You can apply for a grammar school place through the Late Transfer Process (12+, 13+).
Moving into Buckinghamshire
You can apply for a Buckinghamshire grammar school if you're moving into Buckinghamshire from:
- another county
Sitting the transfer test
Your child will need to qualify at a transfer test to be eligible for a grammar school place. Find out if you need to apply to us or via the grammar school directly for your child to be tested.
If you list a grammar school on your application, we will contact you to arrange a test date.
It may take up to 8 weeks for a test date and then a further 3 weeks to find a grammar school place if your child qualifies and there is a space.
Your child could be without a school place for 3 months if you do not put an upper school on your application.
Most grammar schools are usually full so we cannot guarantee a Buckinghamshire grammar school place being available through this process, even if a child qualifies. Check the school vacancy list
There is no charge if you would like your child to take the test.