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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:55 am 
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Can anyone tell me the school admissions process if we move from another county to Bucks mid year please (Daughter, Y7 currently). For GS entry (assuming places available) how often are the tests held? Would she be allocated a school until test results were known?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:54 am 
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This is more complex than it has been in the past, unfortunately.

Details of the current In-Year testing process can be found here, and the admission process will remain the same for a few schools next year: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/schools/a ... sions.page

However, since all (bar one) of the GS converted to academies, many of them have introduced their own late transfer tests, and a summary of those can be found here: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/school ... -procedure The new testing process commences once their Admissions Policies take effect in September, and you will need to contact each school you are interested in to apply for testing.

The only schools that might have places in Year 7 after September 2012 are Aylesbury GS, Beaconsfield High, Chesham GS and Sir Henry Floyd because they were "All Offered" at the last count. There might just be gap or two at the other schools, but you would need to ring nearer the time to find that out. (Beware the admissions criteria for Sir William Borlase because they have a requirement for 18 months residence prior to admission.)

Yes, your DD would be allocated an Upper School place before testing, so you need to be careful where you choose to live. Some Upper Schools are great, but others are not so good. You can see which Upper Schools are likely to have places, or be over-subscribed, here: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/school ... n-profiles

If you tell us which area of Bucks you are considering we may be able to give you more specific advice, but I am afraid it is "all change" in these parts at present and your DD will be a guinea pig in the new system.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:48 am 
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Thanks for that Sally-Anne. It would be in the Waddesdon area, so Aylesbury GS would suit us fine (should we move), although I gather that Waddesdon School is a tad popular...


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