Bucks Grammar Schools

Admissions Policy 

The admissions policy for Bucks grammar schools follow the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for Secondary Schools in Buckinghamshire County Council Local Authority unless stated otherwise. This is referred to as The County Scheme. The County Scheme is available on the Buckinghamshire County Council website www.buckscc.gov.uk or click here for a link.

Admission Rules 

Once places have been allocated to children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Educational Health Care Plan), the remaining places are allocated in the following order:

Rule 1 – Looked after and previously looked after children.

Rule 2 – Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at that school, with written evidence from an appropriate professional person.

Rule 3 – Children living within the catchment area of the school.

Rule 4 – For the main point of entry: Siblings of children who are attending the school or a ‘linked primary’ school in Year R to Year 5 at the time the allocations are made (March 2019), and are expected to be on the school roll or linked school roll at the time of the proposed admission, or who have already been offered a place to start in the current academic year at the school or a ‘linked primary’ school.

For immediate in year admission after the normal point of entry: Siblings of children who are in Year R to Year 6 at the time of admission to the school.

Rule 5 – Children attending a primary school linked to the school named in the list of ‘linked primary’ schools at the time allocations are made (March 2019). This rule does not apply to those applying for a place in Reception.

Rule 6 – Once the above rules have been applied, then any further places will be offered in distance order, using the distance between the family’s Normal Home Address and the school’s nearest entrance gate, offering the closest first. We use straight line distance.

Rule 7 – Where a school can take some, but not all, of the children who qualify under one of these rules, we will give priority to children by taking account of the next rule (or rules) in the numbered list to decide who has priority for places.

For example, places are offered to catchment siblings before children living in the catchment area without siblings. In each case, distance is used to prioritise which children should be offered places.

Rule 8 – If it is still not possible to decide between two applicants who are equal distance then an independently scrutinised random allocation will be made to allocate the final place.

11+ Admission Over-subscription Criteria

Please clink the links below for details: 

Aylesbury Grammar School

Aylesbury High School

Beaconsfield High School

Burnham High School

Chesham High School

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Dr Challoner’s High School

John Hampden  Grammar School

The Royal Grammar School

The Royal Latin School

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

Wycombe High School