Year 7

Boys are eligible to be considered for admission to Aylesbury Grammar School in Year 7 if they meet the required qualifying score in the Secondary Transfer Test or have been deemed qualified by a Selection Review Panel.

Two tests, each of approximately 50 minutes duration, are taken in the September of the year prior to proposed admission. The tests comprise elements of verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability. Each child’s raw scores in the two tests are added together and the resulting score is converted into an age standardised score thus setting all children on an equal footing regardless of when their birthday falls in the year.

Registration for the test is automatic for children who attend Buckinghamshire Primary schools unless the parent expressly withdraws their child from testing. In all other cases, including where children attend independent schools in Buckinghamshire, an application for testing should be made to the Testing Administrator. In addition, all applicants must notify their home Local Authority of their preference for the school prior to the closing date each year, set by the Local Authority.


The Testing Administrator is currently Buckinghamshire County Council. The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools are continuing to work in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council and the intention is that Buckinghamshire County Council administers the test on our behalf, subject to final agreement.

“Children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 will be moving up to secondary school to begin Year 7 in September 2017. If you would like your child to go to a Buckinghamshire grammar school then they need to take the Transfer Tests. If your child does not go to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school,  you must register them to take the Transfer Tests and this can be done on the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

Registration will close on 10 July 2016 at 3pm.”

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