We hope you all have a great Summer and look forward to seeing you all for the start of term on Thursday 2nd September.

St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

Founded in Faith focused on Family and fulfilling Future potential

Secondary School September 2021

YEAR 6 – IMPORTANT Secondary School Information


Year 6 will be starting secondary school in September 2021. ALL parents must apply for secondary school places.


As we are a Buckinghamshire school we are provided with information from Buckinghamshire. This information will be useful to all parents, however it is important to note that applications for secondary school MUST be done through the website of the county you live in. We have some Slough families and have therefore provided some information with regard to Slough.


You are entitled to choose/apply to any school not matter what county you live in. But you must be realistic about your child's chances of being offered a place. This is is often based on the distance you live from the school. Please read carefully  the admissions criteria for the school you are interested in. These can be found on individual school websites.

Buckinghamshire residents must apply for their child’s secondary schools through Bucks

Deadline:  Midnight 31st October 2019.

Slough residents must apply for their child’s secondary schools through Slough

Deadline:  Midnight 31st October 2019.

Grammar Schools


Buckinghamshire Test Dates:         

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (Practice Test)

Thursday 5th November 2020 (Actual Test)


All children at SMFR are automatically entered for the Buckinghamshire Transfer Test which are sat in school. However, most children do not need to sit the test.


Grammar schools are not suitable for every child. Please think carefully about whether sitting the test is going to be a positive experience for your child.


If you do not wish your child to sit the tests you must put this in writing to the Headteacher You can do this at any point before either test.


Children who wish to attend a Grammar school that is not in Buckinghamshire, will need to sit the test appropriate to the school. See specific school websites

Grammar School Familarisation Booklet