In September, the Buckinghamshire 2021 Secondary Transfer Tests are currently scheduled to take place for the current Year 5s (who will then be in Year 6). The Secondary Transfer Test is a test to determine whether or not a child is suited to a grammar school. Buckinghamshire County Council undertake the administration on behalf of the 13 grammar schools.
For pupils in Buckinghamshire primary schools, a printed copy of the Familiarisation booklet is usually given to each pupil to take home towards the end of the summer term of Year 5 but due to the fact that school may still be closed a copy of the Familiarisation booklet is available to download (see image).
Due to COVID-19 final arrangements for the tests have yet to be made. As soon as more information is available we will email parents.
Taking the test is not compulsory for children in Buckinghamshire primary schools and if parents/guardian wish to withdraw their child from testing we must have parental consent. Please email the school office should you wish to WITHDRAW your child (opt-out) from the tests by Friday 26th June.
Should you feel that your child has a disability that will affect them sitting the exam, please email and we can arrange a time for you to discuss this with a teacher.
These can then be emailed to the school: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equality Act 2010 places a duty upon Local Authorities (LAs) and schools not to discriminate against disabled people or pupils in their access to education. The grammar school admission authorities are required to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled children are not put at a substantial disadvantage during the Secondary Transfer Test. They do this through the operation of the Special Access Panel.
Where a child who has an Education, Health and Care Plan, or has a disability (without having an EHCP) that could be described as having an ‘adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’, then parents are advised to discuss their child’s access to the test with his or her headteacher. If the disability might affect access, consideration can be given as to whether any special testing arrangements should be made.
If you feel that your child needs special access arrangements for the transfer test please contact the school as soon as possible but no later than Friday 26th June.
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