There are 13 selective grammar schools in Buckinghamshire (see list here) which are a huge draw for families moving to the area. The schools rival the local independent schools with excellent results, great sports facilities and wide range of activities on offer. So what steps do you need to take to apply for one of these schools?
1st May 2019: Secondary Transfer Test registration opens. Registration is now open for parents of children who do not attend a Buckinghamshire Local Authority Primary School, to register for the Secondary Transfer Test.
27th June 3pm: Deadline for online registration September – October 2019: Visit schools 12th September:Secondary Transfer Test 18th October: Secondary Transfer Test results 31st October: Secondary school applications close and latest date to move into Bucks and provide evidence
Of course there is the key element of securing a score of 121 or above in the Secondary Transfer Test in order to be considered for a place at one of the Bucks grammar schools. The schools will then look to catchment when allocating places. All the schools have catchment areas as found on the County Council website but some will take children from outside catchment depending on demand that particular year. Catchment distances vary hugely year on year depending on birth rate for that year and how many people have moved into the area so do not rely on previous years’ catchment data.
If you are considering moving to Bucks and would like more information regarding school choices, catchment areas, housing prices and availability then do get in touch. Call Chiltern Relocation on 01494 672086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website