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Buckinghamshire: School Allocation Profiles

For school admissions from September 2013 Bucks CC will be using straight line distances for school allocations, rather than the previous “walking/driving distance from school gates” measurement.
The introduction of straight line distances makes the system more transparent than before, with vagaries such as paved footpaths being removed from the calculations. Although you can use various tools on the internet to attempt to measure a straight line distance between postcodes, the most reliable way to check distances is a traditional Ordnance Survey map, preferably one with a 1:25000 scale, and a ruler.

The overall impact of the change should be fairly minimal because, in the words of one of our Forum members, “almost everyone just got a lot closer!” The exception to the new system is Beaconsfield High School, which will continue to use walking/driving distance.

We are continuing to publish the past allocation distances here because they can be useful for assessing the likelihood of gaining a place at any given school over several years, even if there is no longer a like-for-like comparison with previous years.

The allocations shown are for National Allocations Day (1st March) each year and where we have them, for later allocation rounds or the final allocation profile at the end of August/start of September to show where there was movement on the waiting lists.

It is important to understand the abbreviations used in the tables. The first priority for admission are (usually) siblings of children currently in the school and living in catchment (In-Area Siblings – IAS). Each school will define “sibling” in their Admissions Policy – some will be siblings of pupils in Years 7 – 11, others may include Years 12 & 13, and a few schools also give priority to siblings of ex-pupils. After in-area siblings come children without older siblings who live in catchment (IA). Then come siblings who live out of catchment (OAS) and finally children who are out of catchment (OA) with no particular priority other than the distance from their home to the school gates.

Now that all of the Bucks Grammar Schools and some Upper Schools are Academies (or are in the process of converting to Academy status) they all have different Admission Policies. It is therefore absolutely essential that parents take the time to read the Admission Policy of each individual school that may be of interest to them, as shown on their website.

The figures given below represent the furthest extent of the allocation in each case. For example, an allocation profile that reads “OAS to 5.5 mls” indicates that all children in catchment received places, but after that only siblings living within 5.5 miles outside of catchment received a place. Children who were nearer to the school but who did not have a sibling were not allocated a place.

In summary, priority is usually given in this order:

IAS = In Area siblings.
IA = In Area, i.e. catchment.
OAS = Out of Area siblings.
OA = Out of Area, i.e. out of catchment. That might be in or out of County, and priority is not given to children resident in Buckinghamshire.
ALL = All Offered, i.e. everyone who applied received a place.

Please note that successful over-subscription appeals are not included in the profile because they would distort the profiles.

Please note that at the top of each column it states “DD”, standing for Driving Distance and “SLD”, standing for Straight Line Distance.

GRAMMAR SCHOOLS 2016 (12 MAY) 2016 (01 MAY) 2015 (24 APR) 2015 (02 MAY) 2014 (21 MAY) 2014 (01 MAR) 2013 (19 APR) 2013 (01 Mar) 2012 (18 May) 2012 (01 Mar) 2011 (01 Sep) 2011 (01 Mar) 2010 (30 Sep)
Measured by: SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD DD DD DD DD *DD
Aylesbury GS (Boys) OA to 13.326 OA to 13.326 OA to 17.323 OA to 17.323 OA to 16.735 OA to 16.735 OA to 14.428 OA to 14.428 mls OA to 19.342 mls OA to 18.511 mls ALL ALL OA to 22.147 mls
Aylesbury HS (Girls) OA to 17.367 OA to 17.367 OA to 16.298 OA to 15.881 ALL ALL OA to 17.746 OA to 16.876 mls ALL ALL ALL ALL OA to 19.194 mls
Beaconsfield HS (Girls) OA to 10.971 OA to 8.925 OA to 11.892 OA to 7.965 OA to 9.236 OA to 7.784 OA to 8.999 ALL IA3 ALL ALL2 ALL OAS to 7.503 mls IA to 11.210 mls
Burnham GS OA to 10.771 OA to 10.501 OA to 12.458 OA to 12.363 OA to 10.520 OA to 9.035 OA to 10.084 OA to 8.414 mls OA to 14.299 mls2 OA to 13.509 mls OA to 13.102 mls OA to 9.996 mls ALL
Chesham GS OA to 12.615 OA to 11.787 OA to 13.612 OA to 12.393 ALL OA to 14.263 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
Dr Challoner’s GS (Boys) IA to 7.236 IA to 7.018 IA to 6.185 IA to 5.918 IA to 7.378 IA to 7.172 IA to 5.973 IA to 5.634 mls IA to 6.069 mls IA to 6.069 mls OA to 11.291 mls OA to 11.291 mls IA to 6.644 mls
Dr Challoner’s HS (Girls) OA to 10.997 OA to 9.975 OA to 8.142 OA to 3.748 IA to 7.941 IA to 5.971 IA to 7.593 IA to 6.497 mls OA to 4.082 mls IA to 7.667 mls IA to 8.447 mls IA to 7.090 mls IA to 7.419
John Hampden GS OA to 8.095 OA to 8.095 ALL ALL ALL IA to 11.532 OA to 10.101 mls OA to 15.873 mls OA to 13.936 mls ALL OA to 10.532 mls OA to 8.984 mls OA to 6.733
The Royal GS (Boys) IA to 8.717 IA to 8.717 OA to 21.272 OA to 16.850 OA to 16.127 OA to 7.882 IA to 14.111 OA to 9.813 mls IA to 10.295 mls IA to 9.836 mls ALL ALL IA to 6.064 mls
The Royal Latin OA to 8.961 OA to 8.961 OA to 8.396 OA to 8.276 OA to 9.347 OA to 9.347 OA to 7.693 OA to 7.693 mls OA to 10.721 mls OA to 10.721 mls OA to 11.107 mls OA to 11.107 mls OA to 10.242 mls
Sir Henry Floyd GS OA to 18.306 OA to 18.306 OA to 17.862 OA to 14.851 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL OA to 21.661 mls ALL
Sir William Borlase’s GS IA to 3.326 IA to 3.326 OA to 11.929 OA to 11.352 OA to 6.141 OA to 6.141 OA to 3.971 OA to 3.971 mls OA to 6.389 mls OA to 6.389 mls IA to 6.420 mls IA to 4.654 mls ALL
Wycombe HS (Girls) OA to 11.972 OA to 11.972 ALL OA to 20.413 OA to 15.590 OA to 13.874 OA to 10.234 OA to 13.874 OA to 10.234 mls IA to 6.832 mls IA to 6.832 mls OA to 9.67 mls IA to 6.805 mls

1 The Royal Grammar School (182 day places & 10 boarding) – Due to under subscription for boarding places in 2008, the school took the decision to convert the 7 vacant boarding places to day places.

2 Burnham Grammar eventually became “All Offered” in 2012 due to there being 9 successful oversubscription appeals for DCGS and RGS. The distance shown is therefore the true distance before those appeals.

3 For Beaconsfield High School the distance shown for 2013 is walking/driving distance, so the figures are comparable with previous years.

UPPER SCHOOLS 2016 (12 MAY) 2016 (01 MAR) 2015 (24 APR) 2015 (02 Mar) 2014 (21 May) 2014 (01 Mar) 2013 (01 Mar) 2012 (18 May) 2012 (01 Mar) 2011 (01 Sep) 2011 (01 Mar) 2010 (30 Sep) 2010 (01 Mar) 2009 (04 Aug)
Measured by: SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD SLD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD
Amersham School OA to 2.598 OA to 1.676 OA to 3.367 OA to 3.205 ALL OA to 3.330 OA to 4.208 OA to 3.692 mls OA to 3.647 mls ALL OA to 6.159 mls OA to 4.695 mls OA to 3.876 mls ALL
Aylesbury Vale Academy ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
The Beaconsfield School OA to 4.575 OA to 2.806 OA to 3.385 OA to 3.022 OA to 3.028 OA to 2.889 OA to 2.765 mls OA to 4.562 mls OA to 4.017 mls OA to 7.461 mls OA to 4.205 mls OA to 5.853 mls OA to 3.891 mls OA to 3.673 mls
The Bourne End Academy ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL OA to 6.979 mls OA to 5.816 mls OA to 5.902 mls OA to 5.589 mls OA to 5.680 mls
The Buckingham School ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
Burnham E-ACT Academy ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
The Chalfonts Community College OA to 7.750 OAS OA to 6.364 OA to 2.688 OA to 8.255 OA to 5.680 OAS to 6.090 mls IA to 7.674 mls IA to 6.763 mls OAS to 8.985 mls All IA ALL All IA All IA
Chiltern Hills Academy ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
The Cottesloe School OA to 5.438 OA to 5.438 OA to 6.249 OA to 6.249 ALL ALL OA to 5.837 mls ALL ALL ALL ALL OA to 7.832 mls OAS to 8.388 mls ALL
Cressex Community School ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL
The Grange School OA to 1.066 OA to 1.066 OA to 1.127 OA to 1.127 OA to 1.295 OA to 1.295 OA to 1.208 mls ALL3 ALL3 OA to 2.795 mls OA to 2.795 mls OA to 2.781 mls OA to 2.627 mls ALL
Holmer Green Senior School OA to 3.222 OA to 3.222 ALL ALL OA to 2.701 IAS+IA to 2.307 IA to 2.290 mls IA to 1.514 mls IA to 3.316 mls IA to 2.784 mls IA to2.748 mls OA to 5.389 mls IA to 5.389 mls IA to 3.087 mls
John Colet School OA to 4.474 OA to 4.474 OA to 4.572 OA to 4.572 OA to 3.819 OA to 3.819 OA to 3.850 mls OA to 4.890 mls OA to 4.890 mls OA to 4.960 mls OA to 4.960 mls OA to 4.331 mls IA+OAS OA to 4.426 mls
The Mandeville School ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL OAS to 1.648 mls OAS to 2.966 mls ALL IA + OAS IA to 2.764
The Misbourne School OA to 3.886 OA to 3.465 OA to 4.753 OA to 4.675 ALL OA to 5.462 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL IA + OAS OA to 6.018 mls OA to 6.751 mls
Princes Risborough School ALL ALL OA to 6.382 OA to 6.382 ALL ALL OA to 6.150 mls OA to 7.320 mls OA to 7.761 mls OA to 8.073 mls OA to 5.597 mls ALL OA to 7.783 mls OA to 7.332 mls
Sir William Ramsay School OA to 5.277 OA to 1.366 OA to 1.366 OA to 1.132 OA to 1.313 OA to 1.313 OA to 1.177 mls OA to 1.520 mls OA to 1.520 mls OA to 3.691 mls OA to 1.341 mls Not known OA to 1.361 mls OA to 4.112 mls

3 The Grange School offered places to all applicants who applied on time, but appears to have been oversubscribed for late applicants after the first round of allocations.

4 In 2008 the Mandeville School created an additional Y7 class due to the number of successful transfer appeals in previous years.

The Highcrest Academy now allocates places via banding, and therefore past data on distances have been removed from the table. Allocations within the banding system are shown below.

School Name Changes:
Aylesbury Vale Academy was previously known as the Quarrendon School.
Burnham E-ACT Academy was previously Burnham Upper School.
Chiltern Hills Academy was previously Chesham Park Community College.
The Highcrest Academy was previously the Highcrest Community School.

Upper Schools With Special Entrance Requirements

Great Marlow School

2016 (12 May) IA to 7.819 mls
2016 (01 Mar) IA to 7.367 mls
2015 (01 Mar) IA to 4.028 mls
2014 (21 May) IA to 7.790 mls
2014 (01 Mar) IA to 7.243 mls
2013 (19 Apr) OA to 2.216 mls
2013 (01 Mar) ALL IA + OAS + OA (catchment area primary school) to 2.441 mls
2012 (18 May) ALL IA + OAS + OA (catchment area primary school) to 3.93 mls
2012 (01 Mar) IA to 8.862 mls
2011 (01 Sep) OA to 3.591 mls
2011 (01 Mar) OA catchment primary to 4.139 mls
2010 (30 Sep) OAS to 3.808 mls
2010 (01 Mar) IA to 8.413 mls
2009 (04 Aug) OA catchment primary to 3.072 mls
2009 (01 Mar) IAS to 3.974 mls

The Highcrest Academy

Band A Band B Band C Band D
2016 (12 May) ALL ALL ALL ALL
2016 (01 Mar) ALL ALL ALL ALL
2015 (02 Mar) ALL Some to 0.718 mls Some to 1.722 mls Some to 0.448 mls
2014 (21 May) ALL Some to 4.722 mls To 1.378 mls All siblings
2014 (01 Mar) ALL ALL Siblings + some to 1.378 mls Siblings
2013 (19 Apr) Additional offers Additional offers No offers Additional offers
2013 (01 Mar) ALL Some to 0.914 mls Some to 0.562 mls Some to 0.477 mls

St. Michael’s Catholic School

2016 (12 May) All under rules 1 – 8a and some to a distance of 1.446 mls
2016 (01 Mar) All under rules 1 – 8a and some to a distance of 1.446 mls
2015 (02 Mar) All under rules 1 – 5 and some to a distance of 1.190 mls
2014 (21 May) All under rules 1 – 5 and all other faith.
2014 (01 Mar) All under rules 1 – 5 and some (linked faith) to a distance of 0.991 mls
2013 (19 Apr) All under rules 1 – 5 and one offer to other faith sibling.
2013 (01 Mar) All under rules 1 – 5 and some to a distance of 0.781 mls
2012 (18 May) All under rules 1 – 9 (religious commitment) and some under Rule 10 (distance) to 1.824 mls
2012 (01 Mar) All under rules 1 – 9 (religious commitment) and some under Rule 10 (distance) to 1.653 mls
2011 (01 Sep) OA to 1.215 mls
2011 (01 Mar) All applicants offered under rules 1 – 9 (religious commitment) and some under distance rules to 1.215 mls
2010 (30 Sep) Please contact the school directly
2010 (01 Mar) All applicants offered under rules 1 – 9 (religious commitment) and some attending partner schools to 2.0303 mls
2009 (04 Aug) All applicants offered under rules 1 – 9 (religious commitment) and some allocated to a distance of 2.117 mls
2009 (01 Mar) All applicants offered under rules 1 – 9 (religious commitment) and some allocated to a distance of 1.838 mls

Waddesdon CE School

2016 (12 May) All IA and strong church commitment to other churches to 3.390 miles
2016 (01 Mar) All IA and strong church commitment to other churches to 3.390 miles
2015 (02 Mar) All IA and strong commitment to the CofE to 4.506 mls
2014 (21 May) Strong commitment to other churches to 4.606 mls
2014 (01 Mar) Strong commitment to other churches to 4.606 mls
2013 (19 Apr) All under rules 1 – 3 plus rule 4 (siblings) to 3.835 miles
2013 (01 Mar) All IA and strong commitment to the CofE to 11.773 mls
2012 (18 May) Strong commitment to other churches to 4.215 mls
2012 (01 Mar) Strong commitment to other churches to 4.215 mls
2011 (30 Sep) Strong commitment to other churches to 5.419 mls
2011 (01 Mar) Strong commitment to other churches to 4.387 mls
2010 (30 Sep) Strong commitment to the CofE to 8.864 mls
2010 (01 Mar) Strong commitment to the CofE to 8.687 mls
2009 (04 Aug) Strong commitment to the CofE +OAS
2009 (01 Mar) OAS to 7.483 mls

Page updated 26th October 2016

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