Admissions 11-16

Admissions to Year 7

The Royal Latin School is a selective Grammar and an Academy, therefore, students must satisfy the academic criteria for entry. Students join us in Year 7 after taking the 11+ selection tests which are administered by Buckinghamshire Council. However, students may be considered for places at any age from Year 7 upwards.

For Admissions during the academic year, appeals will be managed by the Council’s Legal and Democratic Services team, on behalf of the school. If parents who are resident in Buckinghamshire are refused a place, they will be given full details about how they can appeal by the Admissions and Transport Team. Residents of other boroughs should also approach the Admissions and Transport Team for appeal information.

Transfer Testing

There is an online application portal for parents to register their child for testing, and this can be accessed via the Grammar Schools and Transfer Test page on the Buckinghamshire County website. The portal is the same as the one that is used when applying for school places, so it is important that in registering for testing parents appreciate that they are registering their child for the Transfer Test only and not applying for a place in a specific school.

Buckinghamshire Council will provide parents with supporting information which makes this clear and also guides them step-by-step through the registration process. Those parents that need to register their child should use this route no matter where they live. If a family has difficulty in accessing the internet, we would recommend they ask a friend or relative, visit their local library or ask their child’s school if they can assist. If you have any queries that cannot be answered using the information above, please contact the Admissions and Transport team at

Parents whose children attend a Partner or out of county primary school can find all the relevant information including the link to the registration portal.

Later Admissions to Year 7 and 8

Parents who wish to transfer their children to the Royal Latin School during Years 7 and 8 (e.g. the family is moving into the district) need to contact Bucks Council by visiting their website for contact details.

Later Admissions to Years 9 – 11

For later entry into Years 9, 10 and 11, the Late Admissions Transfer Test is organised by the School.

Late Entry Exam FAQ  

The next Late Entry exam will be held on 30th October 2023.

Late Entry Application Form – deadline date for applications is 13th October 2023. Please note that we will not accept any applications after this date.

The test includes English Language, Science, Maths and a Language of your choice (either French, Spanish or German); all topics cover the national curriculum and students have a break between each 45-minute test.  Students will usually receive their results within three weeks once their paper has been marked by subject staff at the school.

Admissions to Sixth Form

Admission to Sixth Form is dependent on GCSE performance. An on-line Prospectus is available from the School website which details the curriculum on offer at this level and describes the application procedure in more detail. For further information and to make an application Click Here

11+ Open Evening

Our next 11+ Open Evening will be on Thursday 4th July 2024 4.30p.m. – 8.00p.m. There will be no requirement to book a place for this event. We look forward to welcoming you.

Visiting RLS

For those that are unable to attend our 11+ opening evening we are able to offer tours of the school.

If you would like to join a tour of the school. We have tours on the following dates:

Wednesday 4th October 2023 @ 10.15a.m. – fully booked
Wednesday 4th October 2023 @ 1.45p.m. – fully booked
Wednesday 11th October 2023 @ 10.15a.m. – fully booked
Wednesday 18th October 2023 @ 10.15a.m. – fully booked
Wednesday 1st November @ 10:15a.m. – fully booked
Wednesday 8th November @ 10:15a.m.
Wednesday 15th November @ 10:15a.m.
Wednesday 29th November @ 10:15a.m.

Please email Miss Graham to book onto one of these tours.

Please click here if you are unable to visit the school and would like to view our Virtual Tour.

Transport Between Home and School

Home to school transport is organised by Buckinghamshire Council. Parents can speak directly to an Admissions and Transport specialist by calling the council’s general enquiry telephone number on 01296 395000 and selecting option 3. This line is likely to be very busy at peak times and so parents are encouraged to visit the website in the first instance.

All students who use transport arranged by the Local Authority will be issued with a bus pass which MUST be shown on ALL journeys to and from School. A small passport-sized photograph will be needed for this purpose.

In the event of a student being involved in inappropriate behaviour on a school bus, the Authority has the right to remove the bus pass for a period of time, which may be temporary or permanent, depending on the nature of the incident(s). In such a case the parent(s) may be liable to provide alternative transport to and from school.

Accessibility Information

If you have additional access requirements which would help you when attending functions at the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01280 813065 prior to your meeting or event to arrange assistance.

There are lifts in the Main Block, Stage, New Block and the Discovery Centre.  There are three parking spaces for people with disabilities on the school site; two outside Student Reception, one outside Brookfield Reception and one outside the Sports Campus.  We have accessible WC facilities in the Discovery centre ground and first floor, New Block next to B10 and next to N14, Sports Hall lobby, Rotherfield next to R1, Sports Campus pitch level, Main block and Medical Room.

If you have any visual or hearing impairments that we should be made aware of whilst you are visiting our site, again please do not hesitate to contact us in advance.

Appeals (Years 7-11)

Our admissions appeals are handled, on our behalf, by Buckinghamshire Council. For information and policies relating to appeals, please click here.

Useful Links

Buckinghamshire Council School Admissions

Guide on how to accept a school place on Buckinghamshire Council website

Catchment Checker (Y7 -Y11 Only)

Contact the Buckinghamshire Council Admissions Team

The Buckinghamshire Grammar School

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