Starting school or moving up to junior school in September 2023

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 Primary School September 2023 guide

September 2023 Entry

Primary School Admissions covers those pupils starting at either:

  • Primary or First school at the beginning of Reception - Born between 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019.
  • Junior school at the beginning of Year 3 - Born between 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016.

Children in England can take up a full-time school place in a Reception class in the September following their fourth birthday, but there is no requirement for them to be in full-time education until the start of the school term following their fifth birthday. An application must  still be made at the correct time even if you wish to delay OR defer your child's entry. Full details will be published in the online Admission into Primary School September 2023 guide

You will be able to make an online application on this webpage between Friday 11 November 2022 and Sunday 15 January 2023.

Key Dates 

  • Opening date - Friday 11 November 2022.
  • Closing date - Sunday 15 January 2023.
  • Extended deadline for exceptional circumstances - Tuesday 31 January 2023.
  • National Offer Date - Monday 17 April 2023.
  • Processing of late applications begins - Tuesday 18 April 2023.
  • Deadline to respond to a school place offer - Wednesday 3 May 2023.
  • Deadline to submit a late application to be considered in the second round of allocations - Wednesday 3 May 2023.
  • Offers to late applicants and allocations from waiting lists for all applicants - From Tuesday 23 May 2023.

Parents/carers will be able to make an application online from Friday 11 November 2022. Please check back here then to make an application. Full information about how to apply can be found in the Admission into Primary School September 2023 guide.


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 live application process. 

Full details of the admissions process are published in the online guide - Admission into Primary School September 2023 guidePlease take time to read this guide before applying. 

Applications should be made online and can be amended up until applications close at midday on Sunday 15 January 2023. You can access the online system on National Offer Day to view the outcome of your application.

Applications submitted after the closing date will be considered during the second round of allocations and decision letters will be sent in May 2023. 


Home to school transport support

The Home to School Transport policy and information on how to apply.

Allocation information

Details about how places have been allocated over the previous three years have been published below:

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