Moving up to secondary, middle or upper school in September 2022

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead delivers its school admissions service through Achieving for Children, a community interest company set up in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond.

The Admissions Team operates a call back service only. Priority will be given to calls where the information is not available on the website or in the Admission into Secondary School September 2022 guide. 

Coordination for entry into a secondary, middle or upper school in September 2021 has now ended and we are no longer accepting late applications; all applications must now be made directly to the schools as an in-year transfer application. We no longer hold waiting lists for any secondary age schools and any queries about your child's position on any waiting lists must be made directly to schools. 

Note: Schools may not be available to answer calls during half term breaks and public holidays. 


You have a right of appeal if you were not offered one or more preferred schools name on your application. Please visit Democratic Services webpage for more information. 

September 2022 Entry

Secondary School Admissions covers those pupils starting at either:

  • Middle school at the beginning of Year 5 - Born between 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2013.
  • Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7 - Born between 01/09/2010 to 31/08/2011.
  • Upper school at the beginning of Year 9 - Born between 01/09/2008 to 31/08/2009.

Open Days

Open day information will be updated as provided by the schools.

St Peters CE Middle School

  • Open Evening - Tuesday 12 October 2021 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
  • Open Morning - Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021 9am to 11am (final tour will begin 10.15am).

Key Dates

  • Opening date - Thursday 9 September 2021.
  • Closing date -  Sunday 31 October 2021.
  • Extended deadline for changes of addresses and exceptional late applications - Monday 15 November 2021.
  • National Offer Date - Tuesday 1 March 2022.
  • Processing of late applications begins - Wednesday 2 March 2022.
  • Deadline to respond to a school place offer - Tuesday 15 March 2022.
  • Offers to late applicants and allocations from waiting lists for all applicants - From Monday 4 April 2022.

Parents are encouraged to look at the allocation information published on this website to make an informed decision about the non-selective schools within the Royal Borough which they choose to name as preferences and the likelihood of their child being allocated a place based on the oversubscription criteria.

The regulations allow for a parent to express a preference for a school; this is not the same as being able to choose which school your child attends. You should not make any assumptions that your child is entitled to a place at a preferred school, or at the school nearest to your home address.

You are not guaranteed a place at a preferred school (even if you only list one school on your application) and it is important to be realistic when considering which schools you name as a preference.

Distances of proximity vary every year and you should consider using all of the available preferences (you can list up to six schools), including local schools which have consistently reached your address in past allocations. 

Further information on how to decide preference order an equal preference processing can be found in the Admission into Secondary School September 2022 guide. 

Any additional questions, queries or concerns about the application process can be emailed to Questions relating to the transfer testing process for grammar schools should be directed to the local authority where the child intends to sit the test. 

Applying to Grammar Schools

All schools in the borough are comprehensive and meet the needs of all ability ranges.  This means they do not require entrance exams as a form of entry. Grammar schools are available in neighbouring authorities.  If you wish for your child to apply for a grammar school please contact the local authority where your preferred grammar school is located.

Parents must apply for their child's secondary school place no later than the closing date i.e. Sunday 31 October 2021. Both grammar schools and non-selective schools should be included within the six preferences allowed in an application in the event that the child does not meet the required standard for entry into a grammar school. 

How to Apply

Applications for a school place must be made through your home authority - this is the council where you live and to which you pay council tax. Residents can apply for non-Royal Borough schools using this application process. Full details of the admissions process are published in the online guide - Admission into Secondary School September 2022 guide.  Please take the time to read this guide before applying. 

Applications should be made online and can be amended up until applications close at midday on Sunday 31 October 2021. You can access the online system on National Offer day to view the outcome of your application. In very few, exceptional circumstances where residents are unable to apply online, a paper form is available.

Please contact to request a form if you are unable to apply online, stating reasons why an online application cannot be made - we may be able to help you complete your application online.

Please read the Guide to using the ONE Admissions Portal should you experience any difficulty making your application before contacting school admissions for support. The wording on the live portal may be different to the wording on the guide due to an upgrade but the process remains the same. 


Home to School Transport

Please see the home to school transport policy and information on how to apply.


School admissions : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

School Admissions - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683870