Founded in 1598, Aylesbury Grammar School is located in the county of Buckinghamshire and currently educates around 1260 boys. Commonly referred to as AGS, the school used to be co-educational but became a Boys Grammar in 1959. The girls moved to a separate site which became Aylesbury High School. Aylesbury Grammar still has close links with the high school and the two often meet for events.
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Address: Aylesbury Grammar School, Walton Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 7RP
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01296 484545
School Type: Boys School
Number of pupils: 1,283 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 180
Open Day Date: September
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: GL Assessment
From 2018, admission to Year 7 at Aylesbury Grammar School is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, which aims to select based on academic ability.
Children who attend a primary school in Buckinghamshire will prepare for the exam by taking a Preparation Test at their school.
The Prep Test helps pupils familiarise themselves with the layout of the exam and gives them an indication of the types of questions they could be asked. The Preparation Test lasts around 35 minutes, which is shorter than the actual Transfer Test. Children who do not attend primary school in Buckinghamshire are invited to take the Prep Test at one of the grammar schools.
If a student doesn’t achieve the required score in the exam due to exceptional circumstances, parents may apply for a Selection Review. The Review is made up of a panel, approved by the Local Authority, and will consider each individual case on its own merit. Reviews will take place before any allocations to Buckinghamshire grammar schools are made.
The 11 plus Secondary Transfer test is created by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.
If parents have any questions about the Secondary Transfer Test 11 plus exam, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing office[email protected], or by telephone on 01296 388222.
In cases where there are more applicants than available places, Aylesbury Grammar School uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:
Aylesbury Grammar School also operates a waiting list. Pupils who are added to the waiting list are ranked again, in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria.
The school’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.
Registration for the Aylesbury Transfer Test happens automatically. If your child attends a Buckinghamshire primary school, they will automatically be put forward for the exam, unless you express otherwise.
In instances where students don’t attend a primary school in the county, or attend a Buckinghamshire independent school, parents need to apply for the test through the Testing Administrator, Buckingham County Council. Parents should also notify their local authority of their child’s preferred school before the closing date.
As with all Secondary Transfer Tests in Buckinghamshire, results are sent to parents before the end of October.
Year 7 entry to Aylesbury Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Secondary Transfer Test. Pupils are required to sit two test papers that cover comprehension, technical English, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.
Both tests last approximately 45 minutes and are multiple-choice. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:
Each test is age standardised to ensure fairness to all students.
In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Aylesbury Grammar School, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above.
For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
The longer your child has to prepare for the 11 Plus exam, the more time they’ll have to improve any weak areas. At Exam Papers Plus, we advise that it’s best to start preparation early with a ‘little but often’ approach.
We believe that one of the most effective ways to kick-start your child’s eleven plus revision is to use practice exam papers. Initially, the papers will give you a good indication of your child’s current level, and as their studying progresses, the papers will help you chart their progress.
As the exam gets nearer, we’d advise that you encourage your child to do timed papers under exam conditions, so that they get used to answering questions quickly. The more timed papers your child completes in the lead up to the test, the more their time management skills will improve.
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The information provided about Aylesbury Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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