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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School


If you would like to have an informal conversation about your child joining The Buckingham School, please feel contact , and we will happily answer any questions you may have and take you through the process.

Our published admission number (PAN) is 210 students for Years 7-11 and 100 students in both Years 12 and 13.

As a Local Authority Maintained School, Buckinghamshire Council remain our Admissions Authority.

Please click here for full details of our admissions policy.

Applying midway through the academic year for Years 7 to 11

If you are applying midway through the year, you need to make an application for what we call an ‘In Year Admission’. The term also applies if you are intending for your child to start at the beginning of the academic year in September, in Years 8 to 11.  In other words, any admission which isn’t a transition from primary to secondary is called an ‘In Year Admission.’

If you wish to apply for a place at The Buckingham School, please contact Buckinghamshire Council's Admissions and Transport Team. This can be done by their ‘Contact Us’ form which can be found here: 

Buckinghamshire Council's website (Admissions & Transport) can be found here:

When Buckinghamshire Council has received the application they will contact us to establish whether we have the capacity to accept a new student into a specific year group. 

Applying for transition from primary to secondary

Buckinghamshire Council publishes useful and important information guiding parents and carers through the process of transition from primary to secondary school.  Information, including the timeline for applications, can be found at

The deadline for applications is 31 October.   For late applications, parents/carers should refer to the following page which explains how the Council manages late applications.

Selection and Oversubscription criteria for Years 7 to 11

As a community secondary school, our Admissions Policy is determined by Buckinghamshire Council. Full details of this can be found on their website:


As a community secondary school, the appeals process is administered by Buckinghamshire Council. Full details of this can be found on their website:

Applying for a place in Sixth Form

The Buckingham School is the admission authority for entry into Sixth Form.  For a full range of courses please see the Sixth Form area of our website Sixth Form - Admissions

Applicants will need to complete an application form and return it to Mrs A Dovbenko, Admissions and Transition Co-ordinator via email at  Each student will be interviewed and their chosen courses and suitability discussed.