The Highcrest Academy

Year 7 Admissions 2022

The Highcrest Academy became an ‘All Ability School’ in September 2013.

Pupils entering the Academy since September 2013 have been admitted following the ‘new’ Admissions Policy.

There is a waiting list in all years. To apply to join a waiting list parents should complete the ‘In Year Application Form’ available on this page and return it to the Academy. In Years 10 and 11 admission priority is based on distance within a catchment area, distance out of catchment area and then siblings. Children are not admitted on the basis of who applied first. Please refer to the full policy below.

The Highcrest Academy is an All Ability Academy. This is a unique choice for parents in Buckinghamshire.  To achieve a balanced intake reflecting the ability of all students who apply, we ask all applicants to take a Banding Test, (Non Verbal Reasoning Test). Students will then be arranged in four bands, each representing 25% of the ability range as indicated by the Banding Test. Places will be offered equally to each band applying the criteria set out in the Admissions policy.

Admissions Policy & Arrangements 2022 - 2023