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Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

About Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is a selective state school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The school is committed to providing an education that sparks students' imagination and encourages them to "think big" both within and beyond the classroom.

Students are motivated to push their boundaries in an environment where challenge is welcomed. Ofsted commented that it had "seldom seen a school where students are so universally positive and enthusiastic about their learning." Students study an academic and ambitious range of subjects including traditional academia, modern languages, and a range of creative arts in addition to computer science, graphic design and food technology.

A wide range of exciting and inclusive activities are on offer in the school's co-curricular programme. Students can get involved in a variety of clubs and societies, performing arts (including ballet and dance, music and drama), an exceptional range of sports teams, and further sports archery, climbing, cheerleading, yoga, fencing and self-defence.

  • Address: Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8PE
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire Council
  • School type: mixed grammar
  • Headteacher: Jeanette Cochrane
  • Number of pupils: 1,300+
  • National rank (Sunday Times Parent Power): 145
  • A level results: 72.3% A*–B
  • GCSE results: 68.2% 9/8/

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School term dates

The 2023–2024 term dates at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 15th December 2023
  • Half term: 23rd–27th 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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

1. Secondary Transfer Test registration

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar 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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar 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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School on your common application form.

Before listing Sir Henry Floyd Grammar 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 children 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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11 plus?

Children applying for Year 7 entry to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar 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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School?

Your child'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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar 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 Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School below.

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School admission criteria

There are 180 places available in Year 7 at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School. Up to six additional places will be available to children who qualify for free school meals or the pupil premium grant, and whose score in the Secondary Transfer Test would not otherwise qualify them for admission. These children must have achieved a standardised score of at least 100 in the test.

If the number of children who qualify for a place at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School exceeds the number of places available, the school will apply oversubscription criteria in the following order of priority:

1. Looked after children, previously looked after children, and children who qualify for free school meals

2. Children who qualify for the pupil premium grant

3. Siblings of children currently on roll at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

4. Children of staff at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

5. Children who live within the school catchment area

6. All remaining places will then be offered in distance order, with priority given to children living closest to the school

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School catchment area

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School operates a catchment area to prioritise eligible children living close to the school. This includes the main areas of Aylesbury, Haddenham, Stewkley, Ludgershall, Long Crendon, Wendover, and Monks Risborough.

A map is available on the school website.

School Details

Type of School Grammar
Website https://www.sirhenryfloyd.co.uk/
Address Oxford Road Aylesbury HP21 8PE
Phone 01296424781
Email [email protected]
Location
Region Buckinghamshire

Admissions

Admission Year Sept 2024
Gender in YEAR 7 Mixed

Calendar

Allocation Day 1/3/2024
Registration 4/5/2023 - 15/6/2023
Academic Exam 13/9/2023 Children who attend a state-funded Buckinghamshire primary school or Partner School will sit the Transfer Test in their school. Children who attend any other school will sit the Transfer Test at a grammar school test centre (some test sessions may be scheduled shortly after this). Practice Test 12-09-2023
Test Results Day 12/10/2023
CAF form 31/10/2023

Academic Selection

Number of Places 180
Standardised No
Age Standardised Yes
Total Number of Exams 2
Number of Rounds 1
Qualifying Score 121
Admission Policy View

Exam Boards

  • Granada Learning (GL)

Exam Styles

  • Multiple Choice (MC)

Sample Papers

Name Document or Link Subjects
Multiple Papers View Mixed Subjects

Find answers to our frequently asked questions about Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

  • What is the pass rate for the 11+ Admissions Test at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School?
    The pass rate can vary from year to year. It’s best to contact the school or check their official website for the most up-to-date information on pass rates.
  • Can I apply for the 11+ Admissions Test if my child attends an independent school in Buckinghamshire?
    Parents with children attending independent schools in Buckinghamshire can apply for testing. Make sure to follow the application process outlined by the school to ensure a smooth admission process.
  • Are any specific study materials or resources recommended for the 11+ Admissions Test at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School?
    While the school may provide some recommended resources, using various study materials, including past papers, revision guides, and online resources, is advisable. You can also consult with teachers or tutors for additional guidance on study materials.