The school does not make the decision of whether your child attend their school. The decision is made by the Reading (or other area) Admission Team. For in year applications, they aim to place each child in a school within 20 working days. However, if you apply for your child to go to school outside of Reading, the Reading Admission Team will not have authorities over the decision, you will need to contact the local admission team for the area your chosen school is in.
Schools will require passports/birth certificates when admitting a child. Applicants can also bring previous school records, which must be translated into English, as this may help a school put in the right support for your child.
Moving from another area in the UK: If a child is moving to the area from another local authorities they should have completed an on-time application with the local authorities they previously lived in. They must also inform the local authorities that they have moved. This applies to both primary and secondary schools.
They accept tenancy agreements and mortgage completion documents.The Reading Admission Team will only accept a late application if they have evidence that you will be moving into Reading.
Appeals: If your child does not get offered a place you have applied for, you have the rights to appeal. For more information about Admission appeals click here.
Deadline and form: Application Deadline can be found here.
In Year admissionApplications for school places 'In Year' are for admission during the school year into any year group, other than the normal point of entry.
Non EEA Nationals: You cannot apply until both applicant and child are in the UK. Applications can be made once they arrive, but they must show evidence of their arrival and confirm their new address.
EEA Nationals: You can apply 6 weeks in advance for a move to the UK but cannot do so without a confirmed arrival date or address. The Reading Admission Team are unable to offer a preferred school, they will not allocate a place until the parent and child are in the UK.
More information and application forms: The admissions team require proof of address, parents should only complete the forms if they are confident that they have the rights to do so. For more information click here.
Other types of applications
For Routine Admission, there is an advertised deadline for applications to be submitted. Applications for good reason can also be considered up until a certain time, for example, moved to a new area or new to the country.
Primary Applications: . Applications can be accepted after the deadline if there is a good reason i.e., moved to the area or new to country. Applications timetable can be 15th January The deadline for application submission is the found here.
Secondary Applications: , parents should complete the late application. After the second deadline, parents should complete for the ‘In Year’ application 31st December. Applications can be accepted after the deadline if there is a good reason i.e., moved to the area or new to country. Applications can be accepted up until the 31st October The deadline for application submission is the
Late Applications: If parents want to apply after the first deadline they must complete late applications. Late applications are waivable online. If parents have missed the second deadline, they should complete the ‘In Year’ application.
Note: Children living in a certain area and applying for a nearby school, are more likely to get accepted if they are in the catchment area. Your catchment area school(s) (also known as designated area school(s)) is the one for which your address has priority Whilst children who live further away can still apply for that school, but they would not be prioritised as they are not in the catchment area. Though some houses may not have catchment area schools, to find out yours click here.
School admissions options:
- Reading Borough Council
- Primary/infant and junior school applications click here.
- Secondary school applications click here.
- Finding your designated/catchment areas click here.
- Wokingham Borough Council
- Primary/ infant and junior school applications click here.
- Secondary school applications click here.
- Finding designated/catchment areas click here.
- Neighbouring Local Authority school admission: