1. Applying for a Primary, First or Junior school

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 London Borough of Richmond.

Respond to your school place offer for September 2018 entry

The deadline to respond to a school place offer was Tuesday 8 May 2018.  The online portal is no longer available to respond to an offer or to request to be placed onto a waiting list for a higher preferred school.

If you have not been offered a named school and you would like to be considered for other options or if you still have not responded to an offer, please email [email protected].

Offers are made on the basis of the information supplied on the application form. Fraudulent or misleading applications may lead to the subsequent withdrawal of an offer.

Waiting Lists for September 2018 Entry

Further offers will be made to applicants from the waiting lists as places become available from Monday 21 May 2018. The Admissions Team will continue to co-ordinate all offers until the end of August 2018.

Waiting lists are ranked by the school's over-subscription criteria, and your child's position may go up or down as names are added and removed from the list.

The point of contact for waiting list information will depend on the individual school.

The following schools maintain their own waiting lists and must be contacted directly:

Bisham CE Primary School - 01628 482910                                                          

Cheapside CE Primary School - 01344 621112

Clewer Green CE First School - 01753 864544                                 

Cookham Dean CE Primary School - 01628 482734                         

Datchet St. Mary's CE Primary School - 01753 542982

Holy Trinity CE Primary School (Sunningdale) - 01344 620716       

Holyport CE Primary School - 01628 627743

Knowl Hill CE Primary School - 01628 822584                                 

Lowbrook Academy - 01628 671355

St. Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School - 01628 620183       

St. Edward's First School - 01753 860607

St. Francis Catholic Primary School - 01344 622840                        

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School - 01628 622570

St. Michael's CE Primary School - 01344 622118                             

The Royal First School - 01784 434274

Trinity St. Stephen CE First School - 01753 862540                          

White Waltham CE Academy - 01628 822533

Note: Schools may not be available to answer calls during school holidays. The Admissions Team do not have any information relating to waiting lists for the above schools.

We will manage the waiting lists on behalf of the following Academy and Free schools only until 31 August 2018.

Braywick Court Free School                                  Burchetts Green CE Infant School

Dedworth Green First School                               Eton Porny CE First School

St. Luke's CE Primary School

Waiting list requests will only be considered by the Admissions Team until the end of August 2018 when the lists are transferred to the respective schools.

The Admissions Team will manage the waiting lists for all Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools throughout the academic year 2018/2019:

All Saints CE Junior School                                 Alexander First School

Alwyn Infant School                                                Boyne Hill CE Infant School                              

Braywood CE First School                                  Cookham Rise Primary School                          

Courthouse Junior School                                  Eton Wick CE First School                                  

Furze Platt Infant School                                     Furze Platt Junior School                                  

Hilltop First School                                                 Holy Trinity CE Primary School (Cookham)      

Homer First School                                                 Kings Court First School                                    

Larchfield Primary School                                    Oakfield First School                                          

Oldfield Primary School                                        Riverside Primary School                                   

South Ascot Village Primary School                The Queen Anne RF CE First School              

Waltham St. Lawrence Primary School          Wessex Primary School                                      

Woodlands Park Primary School                       Wraysbury Primary School     

Please email [email protected] to request your child's waiting list position.

If you have not requested for your child's name to be added to a waiting list, please email [email protected] You can only request to be added to a waiting list for higher preferred schools named on your application. Requests for lower preferred schools are invalid and will not be considered. Instead, you must submit a request for a late change of preference in writing. We will not accept a request to change your preference over the telephone. 

If you have applied for a school place outside the borough, please contact the appropriate authority for their waiting list rules.

Late Applications

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 a parent/carer wishes to delay OR defer their child's entry.

Please note:  In November 2017, the Office of the Schools Adjudicator agreed to a variation to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead 2018/19 Admission Arrangements which reduced the published admission number for Alwyn Infant School from 101 to 90 from September 2018.

Coordinated primary school admissions cover those pupils starting at either:

  • A primary, first or infant school at the beginning of the reception year - Children born between 01/09/2013 to 31/08/2014
  • A junior school at the beginning of year 3 - Children born between 01/09/2010 to 31/08/2009

Applications for a school place during the normal round of admissions must be made through your home authority - this is the council you live in and to which you pay council tax. Residents can apply for non-RBWM schools through this same application process.

Full details of the admissions process are published in the Starting School in September 2018 GuidePlease take time to read this guide before applying.

The online facility for on time applications is now closed and is not available for late applications. If you would like to make a late application please contact school admissions to request a form - [email protected]

Late applications will be considered during the second round of allocations which runs from Monday 21 May 2018. 


You will have the right of appeal if you have not been offered one or more preferred schools named on your application. The closing date for submission of appeals to be heard in the first round is Friday 18 May 2018. Please visit the Democratic Services webpage for more information.

Home to School Transport

The home to school transport policy and information on how to apply can be found here.

Allocation information for current and previous years: