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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

Admissions

Every day is an Open Day

As well as visiting the school on our open days, prospective students and their parents/carers are welcome to arrange a personal tour. To book an appointment, please call the school and ask for Kate Bones, our Admissions Officer.

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

As a LA Maintained School, Buckinghamshire County 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 free to call 01280 818927,  or email kbones@buckinghamschool.org, 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 County Council's Admissions and Transport Team. This can be done either by their ‘Contact Us’ form which can be found at  http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/contactadmissions  or via their website  http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/admissions 

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.’

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/changing-school-in-year/making-an-in-year-application/

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 County Council’s Admissions and Transport Department. Further details can be found at https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/changing-school-in-year/changing-school-if-you-are-not-moving-house/

Alternatively, please feel free to contact our Admissions Officer.

Applying for transition from primary to secondary

Buckinghamshire County 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 https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/moving-up-to-secondary-school/.  The online portal is open from 11 September 2018.  

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.   For late applications, parents/carers should refer to the following page which explains how the county council manages late applications. https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/moving-up-to-secondary-school/what-if-i-miss-the-application-deadline/

Selection and Oversubscription criteria for Years 7 to 11

As a community secondary school our admissions policy is determined by Buckinghamshire County Council. Full details of this can be found on their website:

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/admissions-policies-and-statistics/

Appeals

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

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/admissions-appeals/

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 http://www.buckinghamschool.com/page/?title=Admissions&pid=39

Applicants will need to complete an application form and return it to Kate Bones, Admissions Officer. Each student will be interviewed and their chosen courses and suitability discussed.