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Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Built in 1963, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is a younger institution than many of its contemporaries but promises the delivery of an innovative and contemporary grammar school education. It is a mixed co-educational grammar school with Academy status which Ofsted rated as outstanding in 2016. It prides itself on its Floydian scholar values of building resilience, encouraging reciprocity, growing resourcefulness, nurturing reflection and treasuring respect.

11 plus information for Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

  • Address: Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8PE

  • County: Buckinghamshire

  • Admissions contact: [email protected], 01296 424781

  • School type: co-educational grammar school with academy status

  • Number of pupils: 1,308

  • Number of places in Year 7: 180

  • Open day date: Virtual open event

  • 11 plus exam date: September (two papers on the same day)

  • Exam board type: Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 plus, administered by GL assessment

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School term dates

The term dates for Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School for 2022-2023 are:

  • Autumn term: 5th September - 16th December

  • Half term: 24th - 28th October

  • Spring term: 5th January - 31st March

  • Half term: 13th - 17th February

  • Summer term: 18th April - 21st July

  • Half term: 30th May - 2nd June

How and when to apply to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School considers applications from children who have achieved the pass mark of 121 in the Buckinghamshire Consortium 11 Plus. Children already in attendance at primary schools in Buckinghamshire are automatically registered. Applications for school places are made through the Buckinghamshire Council website.

Pupils at schools outside of Buckinghamshire can register between 6th May 2022 and 24th June 2022. Applicants must also notify their home local authority of their preference for the school.

In 2021, results were released on the 15th of October and the deadline for school applications was 31st October. The national offer day is set for the 1st March 2022.

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11 plus admissions process

As an academically selective grammar school and Academy, the Royal Latin School uses a transfer examination. This is Buckinghamshire Council’s Secondary Transfer Test, which is set by GL Assessments.

The overall qualifying score is 121. If the school is oversubscribed with applicants who have attained a score of 121, the following criteria is used:

  • Looked after and previously looked after children

  • Children who qualify for Free School Meals

  • Children who qualify for the Pupil Premium grant

  • Siblings of enrolled pupils

  • Children of Insignis Academy Trust staff

  • Children living in the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School catchment area (centred on the town of Aylesbury and the locality)

  • Remaining places offered in distance order

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11 plus exam format and content

Applicants sit two multiple-choice papers on the same day:

  • Paper 1 (60 minutes, including 20 minutes for introduction and examples): comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning.

  • Paper 2 (60 minutes, including 20 minutes for introduction and examples): non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and mathematics.

The overall qualifying score is 121. Results are age standardised so that applicants born later in the school year are not disadvantaged.

How to prepare your child for the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11 plus

To prepare effectively for the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test, we recommend beginning preparations at least a year in advance. Applicants will need to spend ample time preparing for English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.

We advise taking a look at the familiarisation booklet for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools and the familiarisation materials for the GL Assessment. These resources can help your child understand the content of the exam and provide opportunities for your child to get comfortable with the format ahead of the big day.

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