Guide to grammar schools and the Secondary Transfer Test (11+)

Last updated: 6 April 2022

Secondary Transfer Test results

The result of the testing process decides which type of school will best meet your child's needs. This could be an upper/all-ability school or a grammar school.

Receiving the results

Date test was taken Results received

By 1 October 2022

14 October 2022

Between 1 October and 21 October 2022

31 October 2022

Children who attend a state funded Buckinghamshire primary school

A letter will be sent home advising you how to access your child's results.

Children who attend out of county and Partner schools

Results will be sent by email.

What the results mean

On 14 October you will receive your child's Test results.

You will receive your child's Secondary Transfer Test Score (STTS). It will also tell you what your child scored in the verbal, mathematical and non-verbal sections of the test. It will say whether the STTS qualifies your child for grammar school admission.

If your child's STTS is 121 or more, they have qualified for grammar school. This means that we will do our best to offer your child a place at one of your preferred grammar schools on 1 March 2023.

If your child's STTS is less than 121, they have not qualified for grammar school.

Once you know the results

You need to make sure you apply for your child's secondary school place by the national deadline of midnight on 31 October 2022.

If your child did not qualify

You only need to do something if your child did not qualify and you feel strongly that they would be suitable for a grammar school. If this is the case, you have two options:

Or alternatively