Applying for a place in Reception September 2023

Your child is eligible to join Year R in September 2023 if they have a date of birth between 01 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. To apply, please contact the local authority where you currently live. Wokingham Borough Council admissions information can be found here.

In Year Application

If you wish to apply for a place for your child outside of Reception the process is as follows;

Step one – complete an in-year application form

Step two – If we have a space for your child you will be sent an offer letter. If we do not have space for your child, you will receive a letter outlining our waiting list. You will need to confirm acceptance of this offer.

Step three – you will be sent an enrolment form for your child, which you will need to complete.

Step four – Upon receipt of the enrolment form we will be able to assign your child to a class and this will be confirmed in writing, together with a start date and any possible transition dates.

The admission arrangements for 2023-2024 will be used for all in year applications.

If your application is for a child who has a medical or social need please complete this
additional form


Information on how to submit an appeal can be found here.

Notes & Additional Information

As a result of a new School Admissions Code being approved by parliament, the Department for Education required all admission authorities to vary their 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 admission arrangements in respect of their looked after and previously looked after criteria. The 2021 School Admissions Code (the Code) requires children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted to be given equal first priority in admission arrangements, alongside looked after children (LAC) and children who were previously looked after by English local authorities (PLAC). Therefore we have varied both sets of arrangements to reflect this change as required by law.