Grammar schools and Secondary Transfer Testing (11+)

Introduction and key dates

In Buckinghamshire there are 13 grammar schools.

The grammar schools formed together as The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) to manage transfer testing for all grammar schools in the county.

For a child to be placed at one of these grammar schools, they must sit the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test (formerly known as 11+).

Children who achieve a score of at least 121 in the test are considered qualified for a Buckinghamshire grammar school.

Secondary Transfer Test dates

Date Event

6 May to 17 June 2022

Families can register their child for the Secondary Transfer Test

Children who attend a state-funded primary school in Buckinghamshire do not need to register as they are entered for the test automatically

9 August 2022

Families who registered for testing will receive a test invitation by email

13 September 2022

Children who attend a state-funded Buckinghamshire primary school and Partner School will sit the Practice Test

This date is provisional for children from outside of the county

15 September 2022

Children who attend a state-funded Buckinghamshire primary school and Partner School will sit the Secondary Transfer Test

This date is provisional for children from outside the county

14 October 2022

Secondary Transfer Test results released

31 October 2022

The deadline to submit a secondary school application to your home Local Authority