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 2024? Key dates


13 October - Secondary Transfer Test results

Children who sat the Secondary Transfer Test by 15 September will receive their results on 13 October.

Children who sat the Secondary Transfer Test after 15 September will receive their results as soon as possible after 13 October.

20 October - Last date to hand in paper application

This is the latest date for parents of children who go to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school to hand a paper form into their child’s school.

31 October - deadline, last date for moving into Buckinghamshire

The latest date for moving into Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence) for us to use this address for the first round of allocations. Some academies, as well as foundation, free and voluntary-aided schools, may have different deadlines.

31 October - secondary school applications close at midnight

Buckinghamshire residents have until midnight to submit their online secondary school application.

If you are posting a paper application, it must reach us no later than 31 October. All applicants must submit address evidence to accompany their application.


1 March - National Offer Day

View your school place offer.

If you applied online you will be able to log in and view your child’s offer. You will also be sent an email.

Parents who applied on a paper form will be emailed if an email address was provided.

21 June - last date for late testing

This is the latest date we can receive evidence to agree to register a child for the Secondary Transfer Test if they have very recently moved into the area. Testing will take place in July.

If you move to Buckinghamshire after this date you will need to make an in year application and provide evidence of your move. Testing will take place in the Autumn term. View our information on how to apply if you're changing school in-year.

2 and 3 July - school transition days

Children go to Transition Day at their new secondary school.

September 2024 - start of new school year

The new school year starts and children attend their new school.

Buckstransitiomform.docx .docx
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Admissions Policy .pdf .pdf