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Applying for a place in Reception September 2024

Your child is eligible to join Reception in September 2024 if they have a date of birth between 01 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

All applications for Reception placements are made via your local authority i.e. Wokingham Borough or Bracknell Forest. You will be asked to apply via a Citizen Portal.

To apply, please contact the local authority where you currently live:

Wokingham Borough Council admissions information can be found here

Bracknell Borough Council admission 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 oneComplete an in-year application form (Click here to download)

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.

Admission Arrangements

As an academy we must comply with the School admissions code and the School admission appeals code. Admissions arrangements may differ depending on the year group you are applying for. Details of our admissions arrangements are listed below:

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 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 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.