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.
Schools specialising in children with SEND
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 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.