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Royal Latin Grammar School

Royal Latin Grammar School

Situated in Buckingham, the Royal Latin School stands as a co-educational grammar school with a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1423. As the sole pre-Reformation grammar school in the county, it has consistently delivered top-notch education for students aged 11 to 18 over its impressive 600-year legacy.

At the core of its curriculum lies a commitment to nurturing students' fundamental skills and attributes across various key areas, fostering an environment where they can flourish academically and personally. The school adheres to the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (BASRE), aligning with recommendations from the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. Students are afforded the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of mathematics, literature, and triple sciences.

Beyond academics, the Royal Latin School encourages students to explore and enhance their talents through participation in a diverse array of clubs. These include debating, creative writing, poetry, photography, and philosophy for kids.

The overarching goal of the Royal Latin School is to mold students into joyful individuals equipped with the qualities of leadership, teamwork, and resilience. Achieving this objective involves a challenging academic curriculum complemented by a robust extra-curricular program, allowing students to hone a spectrum of skills. Recognizing the pivotal role of academic and personal fulfillment in overall happiness, the school emphasizes unwavering support from staff, ensuring that each student receives personalized attention and care.

The school's impressive track record is evident in the consistently high scores achieved by its pupils in GCSE and A-level exams. Over the years, the Royal Latin School has garnered positive feedback from Ofsted, further attesting to its commitment to excellence in education.

County / Area:
Mixed Grammar

The Royal Latin School has a designated catchment area, and admission priorities are determined by the proximity of students' residences to the school. This ensures that those living in closer proximity are given preference in the admission process.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
Around 30% of students attain the qualifying score, and admission placements are subsequently allocated based on the proximity of their residences to the school gate.
Royal Latin School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment:
Paper 1: Comprehension, Technical English and Verbal Reasoning
Paper 2: Non-verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Mathematics

GL Assessment is the designated exam board for the 11+ Test in Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test consists of two papers evaluating:

1. Comprehension, technical English, and Verbal Reasoning

2. Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, and Mathematics

Each test paper has a duration of approximately 45 minutes, and all questions are presented in a multiple-choice format. The 11+ Secondary Transfer Test is structured with the following weightings:

- Verbal Ability – 50%

- Non-Verbal Ability – 25%

- Numerical Ability – 25%

Responses to all questions are recorded on a separate answer sheet, with each correct answer earning one raw age-standardized mark.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

For students enrolled in Buckinghamshire state-funded primary schools, a letter will be dispatched to inform parents about the process of accessing their child's results.


For children attending schools outside the county and Partner schools, results will be delivered via email.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the STT Paper 1: (Comprehension, Technical English and Verbal Reasoning) and Paper 2: (Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Mathematics). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

Competition: Roughly 30% achieve the qualifying score, and placements are subsequently allocated based on proximity to the school gate.

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