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10. Admission Arrangements and Co-ordinated Admission Scheme

School Admission Arrangements 2019-20

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.

All schools have a Published Admission Number (PAN) that is used to decide how many children can be admitted into a year group. We consulted on a proposed change to the PAN for Alwyn Infant School to reduce it from the current PAN of 101 to a PAN of 90 as part of the 2019/20 admission arrangements. We did not receive any feedback or objections to this change and it has been agreed.

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has agreed a variation to the determined admission arrangements for 2018/19 to allow the PAN to be reduced to 90 for the September 2018 intake.

The consultation has now closed and the determined arrangements can be found here - Determined Admission Arrangements 2019/20

The admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for previous academic years are linked below:

The following schools have recently converted to Academy Status but are still following The Local Authority's admissions arrangements as detailed above.

  • Bisham CE Primary School (from 1 September 2017)
  • Dedworth Green First School
  • Dedworth Middle School

Other Admission Authorities

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.

Primary Age Schools

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

Eton Porny C of E First School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School (Sunningdale)

Holyport CE Primary School

Knowl Hill CE Primary School

Lowbrook Academy

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

Churchmead School

Desborough College

Furze Platt Senior School

Holyport College

Newlands Girls School - Currently following Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.

Charters 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 a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health Care plan naming a particular school must be offered a place at that school.

Co-ordinated admission scheme for academic year 2019-20

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

The determined co-ordinated admission scheme for 2019-20 can be found here - RBWM Determined Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme 2019/20.

The co-ordinated admission scheme for previous academic years can be found in the Admission Arrangements documents linked above.