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17 June 2024

TBGS awards 5-year contracts to GL Education Group Ltd and Buckinghamshire Council. The contracts are for testing and test administration services for entry into Buckinghamshire grammar schools beginning with the 2026 entry test that will be taken by children in September 2025. The Contract Award Notice can be viewed in Find a Tender:


25 January 2024

TBGS announces it is seeking supplies for Transfer Test and Test Administration Services. The Contract Notice can be viewed in Find a Tender:

14 November 2023

TBGS announces its intention to undertake market engagement prior to commencing procurement for supplier(s) to provide Secondary Transfer Test and Test Administration Services. Full details can be found in Find a Tender:


13 June 2022


TBGS have today published a report from research commissioned to investigate the performance of different groups of children in the Secondary Transfer Tests (STT) used for entry to Buckinghamshire grammar schools in 2019 and 2020. The research questions were:

  1. Is there any statistically significant evidence from the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Tests used for 2019 and 2020 entry of differential performance between groups and, if so, is it reflective of other exams and assessments?

  2. If there is any evidence, what changes should be made to the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test?


While some differences were found between the performance of particular groups the STT was found to be functioning closely in line with national KS2 assessments. As a result no changes are proposed to the Test. A full copy of the report including the findings can be found here.  

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