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W​aiting Lists – Important Changes

This year we have changed the way we manage waiting lists.  Please make sure that you have read our Waiting Lists page to understand what you may need to do

Starting school or moving up to Junior school

18. Moving up to Junior School


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. These schools also admit extra children into Year 3 so you can apply for a place at one of these schools via the infant to junior transfer process.

Bierton CE Combined School

Brookmead School

Buckingham Primary School            

Burford School

Chalfont Valley E-Act Academy

Cheddington Combined School

Chesham Bois CE Combined School

Curzon CE Combined School

Denham Green E-Act Academy

Edlesborough School

Frieth CE Combined School

Great Horwood Combined School

Great Missenden Combined School

Hawridge & Cholesbury CE School

Hazlemere CE Combined School

Longwick CE Combined School

Our Ladys RC Primary School

Princes Risborough Primary School

Seer Green CE School

St James & St John CE Primary School

St John’s CE Combined School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary

St Marys CE Primary (Amersham)

St Michaels CE School

St Nicolas CE Combined School

St Paul’s CE School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters CE Primary School

Waddesdon Village Primary School

Widmer End Combined School

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’).You can apply online for a place at any junior school and the 33 combined schools that admit extra children from 6 November 2017. The closing date for online applications is 15 January 2018 

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

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 2017.

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 2018.

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Last updated: 6 April 2018

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