Situated close to outstanding natural beauty in Aylesbury, this ‘Ofsted outstanding’ girls’ grammar school boasts being the only grammar school exclusively for girls in North Buckinghamshire and is situated across the road from their brother grammar school. The school, founded in 1959, split from Aylesbury Grammar School to become two single-sex schools.
The school consistently attains excellent exam results and is not only one of the best schools in Buckinghamshire but also in the country. Last year it ranked number 15 in the league tables. In 2014, the school was announced as the top state school for sport in the country. The school is not a private school and is open to anyone who achieves the desired standardised score explained later in the article.
Address: Aylesbury High School, Walton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7SX
County: Buckinghamshire, Southeast England
Admissions contacts details: [email protected], 01296 388222
School type: Girls’ grammar school
Number of pupils: 1,293 (approximately)
Number of places in Year 7: 180
Open day date: 7th July 2022
11+ exam date: September (two papers on the same day)
The Aylesbury High School term dates for 2022/2023 are:
Autumn term: 5th September - 16th December
Half term: 20th October - 1st November
Spring term: 5th January - 31st March
Half term: 10th February - 20th February
Summer term: 18th April - 21st July
Half term: 26th May - 5th June
Aylesbury High School is one of 13 schools that work together in The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) company. To secure a Year 7 place, prospective students will sit two 11 plus exams on the same day. Admission is determined by meeting the required qualifying score.
Should there ever be more applicants than available spaces, priority is given to:
Looked after girls and previously looked after girls
Students who currently qualify for free school meals at the time of the application deadline
Those who have a sibling currently in attendance at the school
Pupils with exceptional medical or social needs which only the school can accommodate
Girls who are living in the catchment area of the school
Aylesbury High School also has a waiting list which is ranked according to the above criteria. You can find out more from Aylesbury High School's admissions policy.
The applicants’ scores will reflect an age-standardised scoring system to ensure all candidates have a fair chance regardless of their birthday. The total of the age-standardised scores provides an overall Secondary Transfer Test score (STTS). Children will need to obtain a score of at least 121 to receive a place at the school.
The oversubscription criteria ranking (above) will be followed if the number of candidates obtaining the STTS exceeds the number of places available.
Aylesbury High School operates a catchment area system. Priority is for those who live closest to the school. There is a map of the Aylesbury High School catchment area on their website.
For students who attend a Buckinghamshire Primary school, registration is automatic, and the schools will take a Preparation Test before sitting the Secondary Transfer Test in September.
If your child doesn’t attend a Buckinghamshire Primary school or currently attends an independent school, applications can be sent via Buckinghamshire Council. Applications will need to be received by 23rd June 2022.
The GL exam board provides the 11 plus test for Aylesbury High School. Candidates will sit two test papers in the autumn, both on the same day. Each paper is approximately 60 minutes long. The test will assess verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and maths skills.
To do well in exams, students need to develop a study plan and schedule in advance. By starting early, there will be plenty of time to identify areas for improvement and build confidence. You can help your child get used to the format and style of questions by working through past exam papers.
On the GL Assessment website, you will find practice papers and free familiarisation resources.
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