Secondary Transfer Testing and Grammar schools 2018
If your child goes to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school they will automatically be registered for the Secondary Transfer Test. As this test is not compulsory, it is useful to think - before they sit the test - about whether a grammar school place would be suitable for your child. If you think not, just let your child's headteacher know, in writing, that you would like to withdraw your child from the Secondary Transfer Test.
Parents of children going to all other schools (Partner schools and all schools outside of the county, including those in Milton Keynes) need to register their child for testing by 30 June 2017. Late test registration is only available after this date for children moving into the area.
There is no charge to parents for their child sitting the entrance test for Buckinghamshire grammar schools however the cost of testing is paid for by the grammar schools. To avoid unnecessary cost please think very carefully about whether a Buckinghamshire grammar school place is really suitable and what you want for your child. If, having registered them, you no longer want them to be tested, please let us know straight away and we will withdraw them.
Children can be tested later if, for example, they are ill on the date of the test, or if the family has very recently moved into Buckinghamshire. However, if testing is not completed on 14 September 2017, we cannot guarantee that the results will be available on 13 October 2017. We will also consider later testing for children who move into the area after 30 June 2017 and by 29 June 2018.
Last updated: 8 May 2017