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Widmer End
Community Combined School

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Moving up to Secondary School

Which School is right for my child?


We are so lucky in Widmer End to have many great schools in our local areas, including High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Amersham. Please click on the links below to visit their websites to find out more. Please note, The Royal Grammar School, John Hampden, Wycombe High School, Beaconsfield High School, Dr Challoner's High School and Dr Challoner's Grammar School are grammar schools and children need to qualify for a place by sitting a transfer test. All children at Widmer End Community Combined School & Pre-School have the opportunity to sit the transfer test in September although parents can choose for their child to opt out if they wish. If you would like to discuss your options with your child's class teacher, please contact them using the school office email.


Grammar Schools

The Royal Grammar School

John Hampden

Wycombe High School

Beaconsfield High School

Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Dr Challoner's High School


Secondary Schools

Holmer Green Secondary School

Sir William Ramsay School

The Misbourne

Highcrest Academy

Bourne End Academy

Princes Risborough School

Amersham School

The Beaconsfield School

Cressex Community School

St Michael's Catholic School


Schools specialising in children with SEND

The Kingsbrook School

Stony Dean

Pebble Brook Community School

Chiltern Wood School

Chiltern Way Academy



How To Apply


Please click HERE to apply online. If you are not in Buckinghamshire, apply via your local authority.


Application opens on 11th September 2023
You must apply by 31st October 2023

Transport Arrangements


Transport is given to the nearest secondary school if:

  • You live over 3 miles away, or
  • Under 3 miles but the route is an 'unsafe walking route'


Find your nearest school HERE


Find the Buckinghamshire transport policy HERE

Information for parents applying for a Year 7 place for September 2024

Timeline of events for secondary application and enrolment


1 September – deadline for a new address for grammar school preferences

For most grammar schools, this is the cut-off date for the home address they’ll use for applicants in their first round of allocations, but you should check each grammar school’s admissions policy to make sure.

If your home address changes after this date, your previous address will still be used in the first round of allocations.

6 September - applications open

You can apply for a secondary school place.

September - Secondary Transfer Tests

Secondary Transfer Testing will take place on:

  • 12 and 14 September for children attending Buckinghamshire primary schools and partner schools
  • 12 and 14 September, or 13 and 15 September, for children attending out of county schools

13 October - Secondary Transfer Test results

Children who sat the Secondary Transfer Test by 15 September will receive their results on 13 October.

Children who sat the Secondary Transfer Test after 15 September will receive their results as soon as possible after 13 October.

20 October - Last date to hand in paper application

This is the latest date for parents of children who go to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school to hand a paper form into their child’s school.

31 October - deadline, last date for moving into Buckinghamshire

The latest date for moving into Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence) for us to use this address for the first round of allocations. Some academies, as well as foundation, free and voluntary-aided schools, may have different deadlines.

31 October - secondary school applications close at midnight

Buckinghamshire residents have until midnight to submit their online secondary school application.

If you are posting a paper application, it must reach us no later than 31 October. All applicants must submit address evidence to accompany their application.


1 March - National Offer Day

View your school place offer.

If you applied online you will be able to log in and view your child’s offer. You will also be sent an email.

Parents who applied on a paper form will be emailed if an email address was provided.

21 June - last date for late testing

This is the latest date we can receive evidence to agree to register a child for the Secondary Transfer Test if they have very recently moved into the area. Testing will take place in July.

If you move to Buckinghamshire after this date you will need to make an in year application and provide evidence of your move. Testing will take place in the Autumn term. View our information on how to apply if you're changing school in-year.

2 and 3 July - school transition days

Children go to Transition Day at their new secondary school.

September 2024 - start of new school year

The new school year starts and children attend their new school.

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