Admission Arrangements

Quainton Church of England Primary School operates a one point of admission into Reception class every September.  We also accept in-year admissions. Our planned admission number is 30 children per class. This is based on our net capacity which considers the space available to children and the facilities at the school. This number has been agreed by the school’s governing body and the Local Authority.

The Local Authority is responsible for all of our school admissions, in addition to the 11+ and the secondary school transfer. Therefore, for further information please use the link and/or contact details below:


Tel: 01296 383250



Information about the 11+ and the secondary school transfer can also be found by viewing the following Microsoft PowerPoint document:

If your child is starting school in September 2024, the closing date for applications 15th January 2024.  We will be holding an open morning on Thursday October 12th for parents looking to start in Reception in September 2024. Please arrive from 9am am for a chance to meet the Headteacher and then child led tours of the school. We look forward to meeting you.

We welcome new admissions to our school from both within and outside the catchment area. Here are just some of the comments parents have shared about our school:

“The teachers and the headteacher are very approachable and willing to discuss any issues.”

“The class teacher knows my child almost as well as me.”

“The choir and football clubs have brought my daughter out of her shell.” 

“My son has a wonderful teacher who always makes time for me. I have always had great communication with the school.”

“His teacher makes learning fun and her enthusiasm and energy shines through to the kids.”

“I feel that my daughter is extremely safe at school.”


Please note If parents wish to appeal against a decision to refuse entry, they can do so by
applying to the LEA. An independent appeals panel then meets to consider all
appeals by parents who have been refused a place at our school and who wish
to appeal against this decision. The closing date for this is 28th February every year.


Key Dates for Admission into Reception for September 2024


Date Event
1 November 2023 Online applications open for primary school places (Reception and Moving to Junior School)
15 January 2024 Deadline to submit your child's application
29 January 2024 Deadline for address evidence if you’re moving into or within Buckinghamshire
16 April 2024 School offer day
2 July 2024 School transition (for children to visit their new school)
September 2024 The new school year starts




Moving to secondary school in September 2025? Key dates




Friday 7 June by 5pm

Deadline for receipt of applications for adjustments to test materials or conditions to be considered by Special Access Panel. 

Thursday 4 July

Familiarisation booklet posted to home address of Year 5.

Wednesday 17 July

Decision letters from Special Access Panel emailed to parents and schools by this date

Thursday 10 September – 10am

Online application parent portal opens

Tuesday 10 September

Practice Test

Thursday 12 September

Secondary Transfer Test

Friday 11 October

Secondary Transfer Test results published

Thursday 31 October

Deadline for parent’s school applications to be submitted

Friday 1 November

Deadline for parents to submit completed Selection Review requests.

Thursday 13 February

Selection Review outcome letters sent to parents.  Schools will receive the outcomes in advance of this date.

Monday 3 March

National Offer Day

Wednesday 17 March

Latest date for parents to accept or decline any secondary school place offered

May - July

Admission appeals take place from May.   Allocation rounds continue. For more detail see

1 and 2 July

Transition Days

Admissions Policy .pdf .pdf
heads-secondary-transfer-presentation-for-yr-5-2025-final-with-narration.pptx .pptx