School Admissions Policies

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is now delivering 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 relevant guides.

School Admission Arrangements 2024-2025

Each year we review the admission arrangements for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead community and voluntary controlled schools. These arrangements set out how places are offered at our schools and include the over-subscription criteria.

When there are changes proposed to the admission arrangements we must consult to ensure all views are heard. There are no proposed changes for September 2024-2025 for community and voluntary controlled schools. The determined arrangements can be found here - Determined Admissions Arrangements 2024/25.

Other Admission Authorities

Academies, Voluntary Aided and Free Schools

Academies, free schools and voluntary aided schools in the borough are their own admitting authority and determine their own admission arrangements. Their arrangements can be found by clicking on the school names below.

Newlands Girls' School is currently consulting on changes to their admission arrangements. More details can be found on the school's website - Newlands Girls' School. Consultation will close on Monday 02 January 2023. 

The following school has recently converted to Academy status but is still following the Local Authority's admissions arrangements detailed above: 

  • Woodlands Park Primary School

Primary age schools

Bisham CofE Academy

Braywick Court Free School

Burchetts Green CE Infant School

Cheapside CE Primary School

Clewer Green CE First School

Cookham Dean CE Primary School

Datchet St. Mary's CE Primary School

Dedworth Green First School

Eton Porny C of E First School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School (Sunningdale)

Holyport CE Primary School

Knowl Hill CE Primary School

Lowbrook Academy

Oakfield First School 

The Royal School

St. Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School

St. Edward's First School

St. Francis Catholic Primary School

St. Luke's CE Primary School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

St. Michael's CE Primary School

Trinity St. Stephen's First School

White Waltham CE Academy

Secondary age schools

Altwood CE Secondary School

Charters School

Churchmead School

Dedworth Middle School

Desborough College

Furze Platt Senior School

Holyport College

Newlands Girls' School 

St. Edward's Royal Free Middle School

St. Peter's CE Middle School

The Windsor Boys' School

Trevelyan Middle School

Windsor Girls' School

Any objections to the admission arrangements determined by the local authority or other admission authorities must be referred to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

Admissions criteria

Each school has a published admission number for each year group and this is the maximum number of children that can be admitted. If there are more children who want a place than there are places available, the school is said to be oversubscribed. When this happens, we use the published admission criteria, also known as a set of admissions rules, to prioritise who the places should be offered to.

Children with an Education Health Care plan naming a particular school must be offered a place at that school.

Co-ordinated admission scheme for academic year 2024-2025

The Local Authority also has a statutory duty to formulate a scheme to coordinate admission arrangements for all publicly-funded schools within their area for phase transfer, for example, moving from primary to secondary school.

We are required to consult with other local authorities and admission authorities where a change is proposed to the existing scheme. There are no changes to the coordinated admission scheme for 2024-2025 and the determined scheme can be found here -  Determined Coordinated Admission Scheme for 2024-2025.

The determined coordinated admissions schemes for previous years can be found in the Document Downloads section at the bottom of this page. 

Document downloads

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