School admissions and families information

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Children and Young People

Services in the Royal Borough for Children, Young People and Families:  Local Offer

Support for children with Special Educational Needs:  

  • Free and confidential service is available to parents, children and young people living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.  We can help by providing access to impartial guidance and support on matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability, including the law, local policy and practice, the Local Offer and Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans.
  • Our Helpline is 01628 683182. We are open 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday term time only and we have a confidential 24-hour voicemail.

You can also visit the Contact website at  or call the free national SEND helpline for advice on 0808 808 3555. Lines are open Monday-Friday between 9.30am and 5pm.

School Admissions Process in Response to Ukraine Crisis

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is working closely with all schools to ensure that any children of compulsory school age arriving from Ukraine are placed into the most appropriate school within a timely manner. The school application process (also known as in-year transfer admissions) will be centralised and coordinated by the local authority to ensure that all applications are dealt with quickly and efficiently. 

In order for a school place to be allocated to children arriving from Ukraine, an application form must be completed. Please see our Admissions for Children from overseas webpage for more information.