Thank you to all parents that attended Parent's Evening consultations this week. It was brilliant to be able to share all the great things your children are doing!

St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

Founded in Faith focused on Family and fulfilling Future potential

Secondary School September 2023

IMPORTANT Secondary School Information


Children in Year 6 Sept 2022- July 2023 will be starting secondary school in September 2023. 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 2022.


If you live in Buckinghamshire, visit between 10 September and 31 October 2022


If you live elsewhere apply via your own LA’s website


All you need is an email address


National Offer Day 1st March 2023 - This is when you find out what school has been allocated

Support for Moving to Secondary School


To help families get ready for the transition, Buckinghamshire Council’s Family Information Service now have web pages on the wellbeing aspects of moving up to secondary school aimed at both children and families. As well as useful tips, there’s also information on getting further support if it’s needed.


Please see the link below which will take you to the pages that have been developed:

Grammar Schools


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.

Transfer Test Familiarisation Booklet