How to apply online. We recommend that you have this guide open in a separate window to refer to as you make your application.

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How to apply online

We suggest you read this guide and

Section 1

of the Moving up to Secondary

School Guide before you apply for a secondary school place for your child.

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Home Local Authority (LA)

You should only

make your

application if your

child’s Normal

Home Address is in

Buckinghamshire

(excluding Milton

Keynes).

If you are not sure

we are your child’s

Home LA, use this

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Registration

If you have not used the online system in the

past two years, then click Register.

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Where do you live?

Enter your

postcode (with a

space)

Click ‘Find

Address’

Select your

address from the

list

Note: if you cannot find your address from the given list, you can manually type it in

the boxes underneath

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Your Login details

Enter and confirm your email address

Create a password (case-sensitive)

Choose a secret question and answer

(case-sensitive) that you will remember

We recommend that you note down your

email address, password, secret question and

secret answer, in case you forget this

information later

Click on Registration

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What happens next?

1. Check your inbox

You will receive an email confirming that you have set up your account on the portal. If you cannot

find the email in your inbox, check your Junk or Spam folder.

2. Click on the link in the email

In order to confirm your account, you now need to click on the link in your email. You should do so

straight away. The link will expire in 10 days: if you have not clicked on the link within 10 days, your

account will be deleted and you will need to set up your account from the beginning.

3

.

Proceed to make your child’s secondary school application

When you click on the link, you will be taken to the welcome page, where you can log in and proceed

to apply for your child’s secondary school place.

On the Welcome Page, enter your email address and password. Remember that

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Your home page

Click here

to start

If you have more than one child to apply for (e.g. if you have twins), please return here to make a new application for your other child or

children.

Remember, you

should only make

your application if

your child lives in

Buckinghamshire.

Use this link to check

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Make an Application

Remember that, for children moving up to secondary school in September 2016, we would normally expect a child’s date of birth to be between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005.

If your child is in Year 6 but their date of birth is outside of this range, you will not be able to use the online system to make your application. Please contact us at admissions@buckscc.gov.uk

1. Enter your

child’s date of birth and click

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Find your child

Unique Identification Number (UID):

If we already had your child’s details in our records, we recently wrote to you with a Unique Identification Number (UID) – using this number to apply for your child will make the process quicker and easier, however you may still make your application if your child does not have a UID, or you have mislaid your child’s UID letter.

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Your child’s details

(with UID number)

Check your child’s details are correct. If

you need help to complete this page,

you may find this button useful – Answer all of the questions on this page, then click Next.

.

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Your child’s address

(with UID number)

Check your child’s address is correct. Please do not add the County or Country.

If the Returning Service Families section at the bottom of this page does not apply to your family, just click Next.

If your child’s current address is not the same as

yours, put their postcode in this box and find their

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Returning Service Families

(with UID number)

Next

If your child is a member of a returning service family, please complete this section

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Your child’s current school

(with UID number)

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Your child’s details

(no UID number)

Answer the questions on

this page. If you need help

to complete this section, you may find

this button useful – When you have

finished, click Next.

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Your child’s address

(no UID number)

If your child’s current address is not the same as yours, put their postcode in this box and find

their home address. Check your child’s address

is correct. Please do not add the County or Country.

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Returning Service Families

(no UID number)

If your child is a member of a returning service family, please complete this section

then, click Next.

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Your child’s current school

(no UID number)

We now need you to tell us where your child currently goes to school.

You can do this by searching for your child’s school using the ‘Find a School’ search, as shown below.

1. Leave the Postcode box blank. In the middle box (“Schools located in”), select the county or borough in which your child’s school is located.

2. Type in part of the school’s name in the last box (“School Name”)

– type in as little as possible, without punctuation, so that you do not limit your search.

IMPORTANT: If the school’s name includes words or terms that are commonly shortened (like Saint, Doctor, Church of England), you should use the shortened version in your search. Do not put a full stop after the word.

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Your child’s current school

(no UID number)

Example – Search for Grove Road Primary School in Tring:

As shown below, select ‘Hertfordshire’ in the middle box, and type “grove” in the School Name box. Click Search, and the school will appear below.

Example – Search for St Teresa’s RC School in Princes Risborough:

As shown below, select ‘Buckinghamshire’ in the middle box, and type “st ter” in the School Name box. Click Search, and the school will appear below.

Remember to keep your

search terms broad, e.g.

typing “st ter” to search

for St Teresa’s RC

Remember to use

shortened versions of

words such as ‘saint’ (st)

or ‘Doctor’ (dr)

What if I still can’t find my child’s school?

If you still cannot find your child’s school, you can use the box shown below to free-type the name of the

school, and then proceed by clicking ‘next’

Please make sure that you include the school’s full name, address and postcode, so that we know which

school you mean, for example: “Highfield School, 2 West Road Maidenhead, SL6 1PD”

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Child’s current school

(no UID number)

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School preferences

(your first preference)

You should now use the school search to select the school/schools you want to apply for.

REMEMBER that you should read the admission rules for each school you are applying for, and that we recommend you should read Section 1 of our Moving up to Secondary School Guide first.

IMPORTANT: If you want to apply for a place at Eden Girls Academy in Slough, or Pinner High School in Harrow, you must email admissions@buckscc.gov.uk to ask us to add these schools to your application. Please make it clear in the email your complete list of

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School preferences

(your first preference)

1. Select the area in which the school is located (e.g. ‘Buckinghamshire’) 2. Click ‘Search’ 3. Find the school you

want, and press ‘select’

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Reasons for preference

Please answer the questions on this page. They apply to

the school that you have selected.

If you answer “yes” to some of these questions, another box may appear. Make sure

you read the notes that appear as, if you leave the boxes blank, it may not be possible to consider your reasons for this preference.

When you have finished then click Next.

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Other reasons for preference

Next If you have other reasons

why you would like your child to attend this school, write them here, then click

Next.

If necessary, remember to send any supporting

evidence to

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Adding more preferences

(up to 6 in total)

Repeat the process (from page 22 in this guide) to add any

further schools to your application. Remember you may

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Order of preferences

Remember that the order of your preferences is very important: the school you would prefer the

most should be preference 1, followed by your next preferred school, and so on.

More information can be found from page 21 in

Section 1 of our Guide for Parents

, and if Free

School Transport will an important factor for you, you should make sure you have read the

information from page 70, and the information on our

website

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School Preferences

When you are happy with the school preferences you have

made, click ‘next’ to proceed.

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Finish making the application

To see your application before you submit, click

Preview.

To complete your child’s application, click Continue.

If you need to make any changes to your application ,

click Back.

If you do not want to submit the application now, click

Finish for now & return later – make sure you

remember to submit your application before the

deadline!

Remember, you must

submit before 3pm

on 31 October 2015.

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Before you submit…

Terms & Conditions

Read the Terms & Conditions. Make sure you understand what

we mean by address evidence. Scan and email your evidence to:

addressevidence@buckscc.gov.uk or post it to:

The Admissions & Transport Team, Learning Skills & Prevention, County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ

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Before you submit…

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Make sure that you have answered ‘Yes’ to the question on this page.

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Submit your application

If you want to print your application before you submit, click Preview.

When you have read the Terms & Conditions, please answer the question and then, click Submit.

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You have submitted your

application

Logout

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Don’t forget…

…you now need to send us proof of your address. Please send either your most recent

Council Tax bill or a recent utility bill (gas, electricity or water) to

addressevidence@buckscc.gov.uk

, or post a copy to:

The Admissions and Transport Team, County Hall, Aylesbury, HP20 1UZ

Please make sure you mark correspondence clearly with your child’s name and date-of-birth.

…to complete and submit your Supplementary Form/s if required. Remember that

Supplementary Forms should be returned to the school you are applying for, not to the

Admissions and Transport Team. The following schools would like applicants complete a

Supplementary Form:

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

Khalsa Secondary Academy

St Michael’s Catholic School

Waddesdon Church of England School

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