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.
Secondary Transfer Test Timeline for 2018 Entry:
8 May 2017 (3pm) – online test registration opens
30 June 2017 (3pm) – deadline for registering
12 September 2017 – Preparation Test
14 September 2017 – Secondary Transfer Test
13 October 2017 – Test results published
For more information please go to the Bucks County Council Website www.buckscc.gov.uk