Starting school or moving up to junior school

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19. Moving up to Junior School and Middle School Transfer

Children at infant schools usually move up to a junior school, or in some cases to a combined school that admits extra children into Year 3.

Most combined schools (those that admit children from Reception through to Year 6) only admit children into the Reception (Foundation 2) year.

There are 33 combined schools in Buckinghamshire who admit additional children into Year 3 and they are listed below and in the school directory with an additional admission number. For example the admission number for Brookmead School says:

Reception: 50

Year 3: 10

This means that the school admits 50 children into Reception and 10 extra children into Year 3.

You can apply for a Year 3 place at one of the schools listed below via the infant to junior transfer process.. The schools in italics are combined schools that admit additional children into their Year 3.  

The online application portal opens on 2 November and the closing deadline is midnight on 15 January 2021. 

You can log back in to change your application at any time before the deadline. Once you submit your application you will automatically be sent an email, confirming which schools you have applied for.

 School Name and number of children admitted into Year 3

Bedgrove Junior School - 120

Beechview School - 60

Bierton CE Combined School - 2

Brookmead School - 10

Broughton Junior - 60

Brushwood Junior - 64

Carrington Junior - 60

Chalfont St Giles Junior - 60

Chalfont St Peter Academy - 90

Cheddington Combined School - 2

Chesham Bois CE School - 2

Curzon CE Combined School - 6

Denham Green E-Act Academy - 15

Elangeni School - 60

Edlesborough School - 2

Farnham Common Junior - 60

Frieth CE Combined School- 2

Great Horwood Combined School - 15

Great Missenden Combined - 60

Haddenham Junior School - 90

Hawridge & Cholesbury CE School - 2

Hazlemere CE Combined School - 3

Holmer Green Junior - 60

Holy Trinity CE School - 90

Iver Heath Junior School - 60

Iver Village Junior School - 60

Little Chalfont School – 2

Little Kingshill Combined – 2


Longwick CE Combined School – 2


Monks Risborough CE School – 2

Manor Farm Junior School - 60


Our Lady’s RC Primary School - 2

Prestwood Junior School- 60

Seer Green CE School - 2

St Edwards RC Junior School - 65

St James & St John CE School - 3

St John’s CE Combined School - 15

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary - 4

St Marys CE Primary (Amersham) -6

St Michaels CE School - 3

St Nicolas CE Combined School - 2

St Paul’s CE School - 2

St Peters CE Primary School - 3

St Peters CE Primary School - 2

The Stoke Poges School - 4

Swanbourne CE School - 30

Thomas Harding Junior - 60

Turnfurlong Junior School - 90

Tylers Green Middle School - 64

Waddesdon Village Primary School- 2

Wendover Junior School -90

Widmer End Combined School - 2

Wooburn Green School – 3

Woodside Junior School - 60


The admission rules for the Community and Voluntary Controlled junior and combined schools are here. In addition, some schools give priority of admission to children in certain infant schools (these are called ‘linked schools’).

If you are unable to make an application online your child’s infant school will have a small supply of paper applications from the end of October 2020.

9am on 14 January 2021 is the latest date for you to hand your application in to your child’s infant school. The school will then send the application to the Admissions & Transport Team.

If you want to apply for a Year 3 place for September at a combined school that does not admit additional children into Year 3 you have to tell us your preferences using an in-year application. You can do this from 16 April 2021.

Lower to Middle School Transfer- 9+

A few schools in other areas have a three tier system and the children move from Lower to Middle School at the end of Year 4.  If you live in Buckinghamshire and wish to apply for a place at a middle school in another area please check on their website to find out their deadline dates as they may be different from the deadlines we have for moving to junior school.  An application form is available here or you can contact the admissions team and an application can be emailed to you.

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Last updated: 11 June 2021

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