Admissions to Schools

Welcome to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Admissions Area

Using the links on the right hand side of this page, you can navigate through our pages to find information regarding admissions to schools within the Royal Borough.

Please note: Admission to nursery schools, nursery classes and pre-schools is managed directly by the providers so please contact them directly.

To find out your designated area school(s) visit our Maps Online facility.

Schools in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

There are a variety of schools in the Royal Borough, each catering for a different age range of students. Depending on where you live in the Borough, you will attend a particular system of schooling. These are set out below.

Windsor - Three Tier System

First School - 4-9 years of age.
Middle School - 9-13 years of age.
Upper School - 13-16 years of age, and beyond if attending Sixth Form.

Maidenhead, Ascot, Wraysbury and Datchet - Two Tier System

Primary School - 4-11 years of age. The primary school phase can also be spent from age 4-7 in an infant school, with a transfer to junior school until the age of 11.
Secondary School - 11-16 years of age, and beyond if attending Sixth Form.

Starting at a Primary, First, Infant or Junior School in September 2014
Please click on this link for information relating to joining either a Primary, First or Infant school in Year Reception, or a Junior School in Year 3 in September 2014.

Starting at a Secondary, Middle or Upper School in September 2014
Please click on this link for information relating to joining either a Middle School in Year 5, a Secondary School in Year 7, or an Upper School in Year 9 in September 2014.

In-Year Transfers
Please click on this link for information relating to transferring into a school other than the usual first year of entry.


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