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9. Admission Arrangements and Co-ordinated Admission Scheme

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 is now operating 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 2020-21

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.

The consultation is now closed and the determined arrangements can be found here - Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/22

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

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.

Primary age schools

Bisham CE Primary School

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

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 by Wednesday 15 May 2020.

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 2021-22

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 exiting scheme. The consultation for 2021-22 is now closed.

The determined coordinated admissions scheme for 2021/22 can be found here - RBWM Determined Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme 2021-22.

The determined co-ordinated admissions scheme for 2020-21 can be found here - Determined Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme 2020-21.