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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School


Come and see our School in action

As well as visiting the school on our open days, prospective students and their parents/carers are welcome to arrange a personal tour. 

We run tours scheduled at 9.15am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time.

If you would like to get come and visit, please get in touch with our Admissions Officer at, who will be delighted to make an appointment for you. 

Our published admission number (PAN) is 210 students for Years 7,  8, 9 and 180 for Years 10, 11, and 100 students in both Years 12 and 13.

As a LA Maintained School, Buckinghamshire Council remain our Admissions Authority

Please click here for full details of our admissions policy.

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

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

Applying mid-way through the academic year for Years 7 to 11

If you applying mid-way 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 are wishing to change to The Buckingham School from another school within Buckinghamshire, please request an In Year Admissions Form from your current school. Once completed, this should be signed by the current Headteacher and forwarded to Buckinghamshire Council’s Admissions and Transport Department. Further details can be found at

Alternatively, please feel free to contact our Admissions Officer.

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

Applicants will need to complete an application form and return it to Ms Amber Dye, Sixth Form Study Supervisor via email at  Each student will be interviewed and their chosen courses and suitability discussed.