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

JHGS is currently consulting on its Admissions Policy for students wishing to apply for a place in September 2019. The proposed Admission policy can be found below. The Governing Body intends to increase the Published Admission Number (PAN) in Year 7 from 150 students to 180 students for September 2019 admission. Whilst we are not obliged to consult on this particular amendment we would like to make you aware of it.

There are changes to the over subscription criteria: points 2 and 6 will be as follows:

2.       Boys eligible for Pupil Premium or Free School Meals. The entitlement to Pupil Premium would need to be established by October 31st, the last date of submission of the CAF, with evidence of this entitlement shown to BCC.

6.       Sons of staff who are employed at JHGS where the member of staff has been employed at JHGS for two or more years at the time the application for admission is made, or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.

The policy can be found here:

People who wish to comment on the Admission Policy 2019 should email comments to Mrs Hoare, or write to Mrs Hoare, the Heads PA, John Hampden Grammar School, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, HP11 1SZ. The consultation process will close at 23:59 on Friday January 26th. The Governors will consider all the points raised in the consultation process prior to determining the Admission Policy.

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:-