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Primary and Secondary Schools

Information for Slough residents on the school admissions process can be found in our comprehensive guidebook entitled "Slough parents' guide to admissions." We recommend all parents read the relevant sections of the document before submitting an application for a school place.

Ways to apply

If you are a Slough resident, the easiest way to apply is online using our Citizen Portal.

Please refer to the phase transfer and other transfer sections below for more information.

Phase transfer

This includes:

  • Starting school in reception
  • Transferring from infant to junior school
  • Transferring from primary to secondary school.

The application process for these transfer groups opens on 1 September each year. Your application will need to be made in the year before planned entry to school.

Opening and closing dates for phase transfer is available on Slough Borough Council website.

A summary of key points which parents should consider when making an application to these transfer groups can be found on our dedicated pages for primary school and secondary school places.

Other transfer

This includes:

  • In year transfer
  • Windsor middle school transfer
  • Windsor upper school transfer

The application process for these transfer groups opens on 1 September each year. Applications for Windsor middle and upper transfer will need to be made in the year before planned entry to school.

Parents/carers considering making an in year application should refer to our in year admissions page before applying.

Opening and closing dates for other transfer is available on Slough Borough Council website.

Appeals

If we are unable to offer you a place for your child at your preferred school, you have the right to appeal. Information on the appeals process will be communicated to you alongside notification of your offer. More details can be found on our school admission appeals page.

Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools - September 2020 entry

If you wish to be considered for a place at one of Slough's grammar schools, your child must sit the 11+.

Slough's 11+ process is overseen by the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools.

The above link provides advice, guidance and key dates relating to the 11+ process for September 2020 entry.

Other information

Report to the schools adjudicator

The local authority is required to submit an annual report on school admissions to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator:

Community schools - proposed admission arrangements for 2021-22

Proposed admission arrangements are below.  If there are any comments please forward these to paula.doneghan@slough.gov.uk and sabi.hothi@slough.gov.uk.  The consultation will close on Friday 31st January 2020.

Other schools - proposed admission arrangements for 2021-22

Eden Girls School, Herschel Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School are proposing changes to their admission arrangements for 2021/22.  Please refer to the proposals below.  If you have any comments on the proposals, please contact the schools directly by Friday 31st January 2020.