John Hampden Grammar School


All parents and pupils interested in applying to the school are welcome, indeed encouraged, to visit us. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

As from March 2013, appeals against decisions not to admit students are heard by the Independent Appeals Panel (IAP) for John Hampden Grammar School. 

Here are the 2018 admission rules. They were consulted and were then formally determined by the Governing Body.

For admissions in 2018 click here

Governors’ response to the Admissions Policy 2019 Consultation:

The Governors note that there were 4 responses to the Consultation which ran from 12 December 2017 until 26 January 2018. There were no responses that opposed the proposed changes.

The main area of concern was how the site would be developed to accommodate the growth in pupil numbers. The Governors have plans to address this concern and will share these with parents in due course.

One response suggested clearer wording for the General Academic Qualifications for the Sixth Form.

One response stated that the parent was disappointed with the sibling rule. This response was noted and the sibling rule has been amended.   

Taking the comments into consideration the Governors of John Hampden Grammar School agree to determine the Admissions Policy 2019.  A further 30 places will be available for Year 7 students starting school in September 2019, with the number of students being admitted into Year 7 rising from 150 to 180.

For admission deadlines for pupils applying for years 8 and 9: JHGS is part of the Bucks County Council consortium and their portal opens for applications at the end of October The testing date is Saturday 4th February.

Children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 will be moving up to secondary school to begin Year 7 in September 2018. If you would like your child to go to a Buckinghamshire grammar school then they need to take the Transfer Tests. If your child does not go to a Buckinghamshire LA primary school, you must register them to take the Transfer Tests and this can be done on the Buckinghamshire County Council website:-  

Details of the school catchment area can be found here:-