National Offer Day - 18 April
Moving up to secondary school
16. Timeline for entry in 2018
Children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 will be moving up to secondary school in September 2018. Use this timeline to give you all the important dates for your diary.
8 May 2017 – 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 Transfer Test. If your child attends a Buckinghamshire LA school, you will not need to register them for the 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 to October 2017 – Open Events
30 June 2017, 3pm – DEADLINE Transfer Test registration closes
You must submit your application before 3pm.
September to October 2017 – Visit the 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.
Open events information 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.
11 September – Applications open
The portal opens for secondary school applications.
12 September – Preparation Test
Children take the Preparation Test.
14 September – Secondary Transfer Test
Children take the Secondary Transfer Test.
13 October – Secondary Transfer Test results
Parents receive their child’s Secondary Transfer Test results.
We recommend you apply online, or with a paper form, by this date to give us time to acknowledge that we have received your application.
20 October – last date to hand in application
This is the latest date for parents of children who go to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school to hand their paper form into their child’s school (Buckinghamshire residents).
31 October, 3pm – DEADLINE Applications close
This is the latest date for you to make and submit an online application – you have until 3pm. 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.
1 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.
If you applied by post we will send your offer by first class post.
29 June – Last date for late testing
This is the latest date we can receive evidence to agree to register a child for the Transfer Test if they have very recently moved into the area.
3 & 4 July – School transition days
Children go to Transition Day at their new secondary school.
September 2018 – Start of new school year
The new school year starts and children attend their new school.
Last updated: 24 April 2017