Buckinghamshire Grammar School Consortium 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information



There are currently 13 grammar schools in Buckinghamshire. For eleven plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:



11 Plus Exam Information for Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools


Registration Closing Date: June (for those outside of the county)

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 121 qualifying score (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Buckinghamshire County Council, 01296 395000


Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions


From 2018, admission to Buckinghamshire grammar schools in Year 7 is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, which aims to select students based on academic ability. Admission into Year 7 at all schools is managed by Buckinghamshire County Council.


Each of the Buckinghamshire grammar schools host a range of open events, often in the summer term, which give prospective pupils and parents the opportunity to take a tour of the school campus, meet senior staff and current pupils.


How to Register for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


Pupils who currently attend a primary school in Buckinghamshire are automatically registered to take the county’s 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. However, parents must complete and return a Supplementary Information Form. These are available to download via any of the schools’ websites.


Students who live outside of Buckinghamshire but wish to attend a school in the county from Year 7 must register using the Bucks online application portal.


Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format


From 2019, the exam board for the 11+ test in Buckinghamshire is GL Assessment. The Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test is split into two papers that test:


  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning
  2. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and mathematics


Each test paper lasts for approximately 45 minutes and all questions are multiple-choice. The 11+ Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:


  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Mathematics section – 25%


Parents will receive online results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October, with final Year 7 places published in March.


Practice Papers for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


Full-length practice tests specifically designed for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 plus exam:




Subject and skill-specific practice resources relevant for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 plus exam:



Full Practice Tests

Skill specific practice




Full Practice Tests

Skill specific practice



Verbal Reasoning

Full Practice Tests

Skill Specific Practice


Non-Verbal Reasoning

Full Practice Tests


Spatial Reasoning

Questions & Video Tutorials



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The information provided about the Buckinghamshire Grammar School Consortium was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.


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