Grammar schools and Secondary Transfer Testing (11+)
Apply for a grammar school place
You must include your preferred Buckinghamshire grammar school (or schools) in your child’s secondary school application.
Your child’s secondary school application must be submitted to your home Local Authority. If you live in Buckinghamshire, apply on our secondary school application page.
If you live outside Buckinghamshire, you may include Buckinghamshire grammar schools in the application submitted to your home Local Authority.
The national deadline to submit your child’s secondary school application is 31 October 2022.
How are grammar school places allocated?
Qualified children can be considered for the grammar school(s) included in their secondary school application.
Qualified children are prioritised according to each school’s admission rules.
If a child has qualified, their score does not matter; a higher test score will not mean a higher priority for a Buckinghamshire grammar school place.
A Buckinghamshire grammar school place is not guaranteed to each qualified child.
Including grammar school preferences if your child did not qualify
If your child did not reach the qualifying score, and you think you will request a Selection Review and/or an Admission Appeal, you should include their preferred grammar school(s) in their secondary school application.
Some grammar schools admit a limited number of unqualified children who are either entitled to Pupil Premium and/or if they are in receipt of Free School Meals: details can be found in each school’s Admissions Policy.