Aylesbury High School

Aylesbury High School

About Aylesbury High School

Aylesbury High School is a grammar school for girls aged 11 to 18 in Buckinghamshire. It was founded in 1959 as the 'sister' school to the local boys' grammar, Aylesbury Grammar School, and still works with the school to provide students with an unparalleled breadth of collaborative opportunities and experiences.

Students at Aylesbury High consistently achieve excellent academic results, placing the school high in regional and national league tables. While the school's academic success is long-established, Aylesbury High is committed to ensuring that girls achieve balance with a wide range of inspiring co-curricular opportunities – with girls' personal development recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

  • Address: Aylesbury High School, Walton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7SX
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire Council
  • School type: girls' grammar
  • Headteacher: Giles Scoble
  • Number of pupils: 1,300+
  • National rank (Sunday Times Parent Power): 57
  • A level results: 83.3% A*–B
  • GCSE results: 79.8% 9/8/7

Aylesbury High School term dates

The 2023–2024 term dates at Aylesbury High School are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 15th December 2023
  • Half term: 20th–30th October 2023
  • Spring term: 4th January – 28th March 2024
  • Half term: 12th–16th February 2024
  • Summer term: 15th April – 19th July 2024
  • Half term: 27th–31st May 2024

How to apply to Aylesbury High School

1. Secondary Transfer Test registration

Aylesbury High School is a member of The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS). This consortium administers the 11 plus exam (Secondary Transfer Test) for all 13 grammar schools in the county.
Buckinghamshire’s 11 plus registration process is unique as they operate an ‘opt-out’ system. If your child attends a Buckinghamshire primary school, they will automatically be registered to take the test.
If your child's primary school is not in Buckinghamshire and you would like to apply for a place at Aylesbury High School, you will need to register for the Secondary Transfer Test separately. Registration will be open on the Buckinghamshire Council website between 5th May 2023 and 16th June 2023.

2. Apply for a school place

You will receive your child's results in the Secondary Transfer Test on 13th October 2023. If your child has achieved the pass mark in the exam, they will be eligible for a place at the school. You will then be able to name Aylesbury High School on your common application form.
Before listing Aylesbury High School as a preference on your form, check its admissions policy and make sure your child is eligible. Passing the Secondary Transfer Test will not be a guarantee of a place as more girls reach the qualifying standard each year than there are places available.
The application form must be submitted to your home local council by 31st October 2023. The form must be completed for your home local authority – i.e. if you live in Buckinghamshire you will need to complete the form on the Buckinghamshire Council website. If you live in a different local authority, make sure to apply through the relevant website for that council.

What's on the Aylesbury High School 11 plus?

Girls applying for Year 7 entry to Aylesbury High School will take the 11 plus on the school site on Thursday 14th September 2023. The exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, each lasting around one hour:

  • English and verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning and maths

Learn about the exam in more detail in our full guide to the Buckinghamshire 11 plus:

What is the pass mark for Aylesbury High School?

Your daughter's test papers in the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test will be marked and weighted. The English and verbal reasoning test will have a weighting of 50% applied, while the non-verbal reasoning and maths sections will be weighted at 25% each. The total of all scores will then be age-standardised to avoid any potential disadvantage for younger children. This overall mark will be your child's Secondary Transfer Test Score (STTS).

The qualifying score in the Secondary Transfer Test is 121. If your child achieves a score of 121 or higher, they will be eligible for entry to Aylesbury High School.

Unlike other grammar schools in the country, children in Buckinghamshire are not ranked in order of their scores. Grammar school entry is entirely dependent on whether or not the child has scored 121, and whether they meet the individual school's admission criteria. We've included the admission criteria for Aylesbury High School below.

Aylesbury High School admission criteria

There are 186 places available in Year 7 at Aylesbury High School. Girls who achieve the qualifying score and who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school will be allocated places as a priority. If the number of eligible children then exceeds the number of places available, the school will apply oversubscription criteria in order:

1. Looked after and previously looked after children

2. Up to 6 places are allocated to girls who are eligible for free school meals and whose standardised score in the test is between 115 and 120, and who have not been deemed to have qualified according to a selection review

3. Girls who are eligible for free school meals and live in the catchment area

4. Siblings of girls at Aylesbury High School

5. Siblings of boys at Aylesbury Grammar School

6. Siblings of former pupils at Aylesbury High School

7. Children of staff at Aylesbury High School (who have been employed for at least two years)

8. Girls who have exceptional medical or social needs which can only be met at Aylesbury High School

9. Girls living within the catchment area

10.All other girls who have met the qualifying score

Aylesbury High School catchment area

Aylesbury High School operates a catchment area to prioritise eligible girls living close to the school. The catchment area includes Aylesbury, Princes Risborough, Haddenham, Long Crendon, Ludgershall, Stewkley and Edlesborough. A map is available on the school website.

School Details

Type of School Grammar
Address Walton Road Aylesbury HP21 7SX
Phone 01296388222
Email [email protected]
Region Buckinghamshire


Admission Year Sept 2024
Gender in YEAR 7 Girls


Allocation Day 1/3/2024
Registration 4/5/2023 - 15/6/2023
Academic Exam 13/9/2023 12 September 2023- practice test
Test Results Day 12/10/2023

Academic Selection

Number of Places 180
Standardised No
Age Standardised Yes
Qualifying Rank 121
Admission Policy View

Exam Boards

  • Granada Learning (GL)

Exam Styles

  • Multiple Choice (MC)

Sample Papers

Name Document or Link Subjects
Multiple Papers View English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Mixed Subjects

Find answers to our frequently asked questions about Aylesbury High School

  • Is Aylesbury High School a good school?
    Yes, Aylesbury High students consistently excel academically, positioning the school prominently in regional and national rankings.
  • When is the 11-plus exam date for Aylesbury High School?
    The school’s 11-plus exam dates are from 12 to 14 September 2023
  • What subjects are covered in the 11-plus exam at Aylesbury High School?
    Verbal, Mathematical, and Non-Verbal Problems are covered in the 11-plus exam