Secondary Transfer Testing and Grammar schools 2018
15. When will I know the outcome of my review?
You will be told the outcome of your review in a letter posted on 2 February 2018. At the same time, the headteachers of Buckinghamshire LA primary and Partner schools will know the outcomes for children at their schools.
No outcomes will be released until after all of the Selection Review Panels have been held and the moderation session is completed. At the moderation session there will be a final cross-check to ensure consistency has been maintained across the different panels. It is only once this part of the process is complete that the outcomes will be released.
If the review was successful
If your review was successful, and was heard during the main review sessions (November to January), then the allocation on 1 March 2018 will take the review decision into account. We will have been able to consider your child as qualified for admission to all of your grammar school preferences. If you have (for whatever reason) a successful review heard later in the year, then we will work through your preferences during the next allocation round and let you know the outcome.
If the review was unsuccessful
If your child has not qualified at review you can do nothing further at this time. However, if you wish, you will be able to ask for an independent admission appeal for a place at a particular grammar school after the allocation of school places in March.
Admission appeals will be heard from May 2018. If you choose to appeal as your child's case was considered at Selection Review then the Independent Appeal Panel (IAP) will first need to decide whether the Selection Review Process was 'fair, consistent and objective' and, only if they do not agree that it was 'fair, consistent and objective', will they go on to consider the rest of the case you make for admission to the school.
More information regarding the appeal process is available here.
Last updated: 25 January 2018