Founded in 1947, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The school is situated close to Aylesbury College and the new Aylesbury Technical College. One of three grammar schools in Aylesbury, it is named after Sir Henry Floyd, who was a Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. The school educates students aged between 11 and 18 and has its largest intake of pupils in Year 7.
The school offers its students excellent facilities, particularly in performing arts. It has its own dedicated performing arts building with a theatre, music practice rooms and a recording studio. The school also has a modern library with a range of multimedia resources. Sir Henry Floyd offers an extensive range of sporting activities, including football, rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis and athletics.
For an insight into academic life at Sir Henry Floyd, take a look at this ‘personal views’ video, created by the school:
Address: Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8PE.
Admissions Info: [email protected], 01296 424781
School Type: Co-educational Grammar
Number of pupils: 1,030 (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 150 (approx.)
Open Day Date: September
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment
Admission to Year 7 at Sir Henry Floyd is determined by student performance in the 11+ exam known as the Secondary Transfer Test, which is designed to select students based on academic ability.
Created by GL Assessment, the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.
If parents have any questions about the Secondary Transfer Test, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing [email protected], or by telephone on 01296 388222.
The school holds regular Open Events throughout the year for parents and prospective students that want to visit the school before applying. The Open Events include a presentation from the Headteacher and a tour of the school. To book a place at one of the Open Events, parents need to visit http://www.schoolinterviews.co.uk/ and enter the relevant event code. Alternatively, parents can contact the school by calling 01296 424781, or by emailing [email protected].
The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:
Sir Henry Floyd has a waiting list, where pupils are ranked again in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. If parents decline an offer of a place, they may subsequently re-join the waiting list upon request.
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.
Children who attend a Buckinghamshire primary school are automatically registered to sit the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test at their current school. Students who attend a partner school, or live outside of the school’s catchment area, need to be registered online. Parents can complete the Registration Form on the school’s website and email it to [email protected] Parents will then receive email confirmation of their child’s registration.
For more information on how to register for a Year 7 Place at Sir Henry Floyd, parents can call Mrs. Willoughby, or Mrs. Morey on 01296 424781 or email [email protected].
Results from the 11 Plus Secondary Transfer Test are sent to parents before the end of October.
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School uses the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. There are two test papers that focus on the following topics:
Each test last approximately 45 minutes and is multiple-choice. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:
Each test is age standardised to ensure that no student has an unfair advantage based on their age. In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Sir Henry Floyd, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above.
As with all Buckinghamshire Grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take two practice tests, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise them with the format of the 11 plus exam that they will take.
For more information on the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.
The best way to prepare for the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test is to be organised. We encourage parents to help their child create a study schedule that outlines what topics need to be covered and when. By approaching test preparation in a structured way, students are more likely to feel confident on test day.
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