Key Dates for 2020 Entry
This information is for those currently in Year 5 of primary school and will be sitting The Secondary Transfer Test (11+) in September 2019. Please note that the information presented here is from the Buckinghamshire County Council Website. Although we aim to keep this information up to date it should not be relied upon and we recommend that you visit the Buckinghamshire County Council Website for up to date information.
Children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will be moving up to secondary school in September 2020.
Timeline for Entry in 2020
Further information will be added to this timeline as it becomes available.
1st of May 3:00pm – Secondary Transfer Test Registration Opens
The registration portal opens, for parents of children who do not attend a Buckinghamshire LA Primary School, to register for the Secondary Transfer Test. If your child attends a Buckinghamshire LA school, you will not need to register them for the Secondary Transfer Test, as they are registered automatically. However, if you do not want them to be tested, you should let the school know nearer the time.
June – October – Open Events At Most Grammar Schools
It’s important you find out about the schools you are interested in before you decide to put them on your application. You can name up to 6 schools when you apply.
Find my child a school place
Open events information for 2020 entry will be added to our school directory when it is available. Open events are the easiest way to see a school first hand. You may need to make an appointment.
27th June 3:00pm – Deadline: Secondary Transfer Test Registration Closes
10th September – Practice Test
If your child goes to a Buckinghamshire LA primary or Partner school ,they will take the Practice Test at their own school. They will not sit the Secondary Transfer Test until they have taken the Practice Test.
Children attending all other schools will be invited to take the Practice Test, usually at one of the grammar schools, on 11 September 2018. It is strongly recommended that the Practice Test is taken before sitting the Secondary Transfer Test but it is not essential.
12th September – Secondary Transfer Test (11+ Exam Day)
31st October – Deadline for Last Date for Moving into Buckinghamshire
The latest date for moving into Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence) for the admissions team to use this address when they consider your school preferences for the first round of allocations. Please note that some Academies, as well as Foundation, Free and Voluntary-Aided schools, may have different deadlines – check their rules.
31st October 3:00pm – Deadline: Secondary School Applications Close
Buckinghamshire residents have until 3pm on this date to submit their online secondary school application. If you are posting a paper application it must reach us no later than 3pm on this date. All applicants must submit address evidence to accompany their application.
1st March – National Offer Day
Parents who applied online will be able to log in and view their offer. They will also be sent an email. Letters will be posted to parents who applied on a paper form.