2. Applying for a Secondary, Middle or Upper 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 the London Borough of Richmond.

Respond to a school place offer for September 2018 entry

The deadline to respond to a school place offer was Friday 16 March 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 Tuesday 3 April 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:

Altwood CE Secondary School – 01628 622236

Churchmead CE Secondary School – 08444 772446

Cox Green School – 01628 629415

Furze Platt Senior School – 01628 625308

St. Edward’s RF Ecumenical Middle School – 01753 867809

St. Peter’s CE middle School – 01753 866253

Trevelyan Middle School – 01753 864371

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.

The Admissions Team will only provide waiting list information for the following schools:

Charters School

Dedworth Middle School

Desborough College

Holyport College (Day places only – please contact the school for boarding enquiries 01628 640155)

Newlands Girls’ School

The Windsor Boys’ School

Windsor Girls’ School

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

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

Coordinated secondary school admissions cover those pupils starting at either:

  • Middle school at the beginning of Year 5
  • Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

Applicable birth date range for September 2018 entry:

  • Year 5 entry into a Middle School – 01/09/2008 to 31/08/2009
  • Year 7 entry into a Secondary School – 01/09/2006 to 31/08/2007
  • Year 9 entry into an Upper School/Holyport College – 01/09/2004 to 31/08/2005

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-Royal Borough schools through this same application process.

Full details of the admissions process are published in the online guide – Admission into Secondary School September 2018. Please take the 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 Tuesday 3 April 2018.


You have the right of appeal if you have not been offered one or more preferred schools named on our application. The closing date for submission of appeals to be heard in the first round is Thursday 29 march 2018. Please visit the Democratic Services Webpage for more information.

Home to school transport

For information on how to apply, please see  the home to school transport applications webpage.

Allocation information for current and previous years:

Allocation information 2018/2019

Allocation information 2017/2018

Allocation information 2016/2017

Allocation information 2015/2016

Allocation information 2014/2015