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. 

For admissions in 2018 click here

For admissions in 2019 click here


The Education Committee has determined the JHGS 2020 Admissions Policy:

To recognise and respond to feedback from the consultation the following change to the Catchment area of the school was made:

Area 19 (the Stoke Poges and Farnham Common Area) will be included in Priority Area B alongside Maidenhead.

The policy can be found here


Children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 will be moving up to secondary school to begin Year 7 in September 2020.  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:-

Further information on the admissions test can be found here

And details of familiarisation papers for the test can be found here

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