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Primary and Secondary Schools

School admissions, supporting your child with their school work, school attendance, taking holidays in school time, choosing a course at college. These are all issues relating to schools & education that can cause problems for parents & families.


A guide to school admissions advice

Information for Slough residents on the school admissions process can be found in our comprehensive guidebook entitled Slough parents' guide to admissions - 2019. 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, you can apply for your school place online using our Citizen Portal.

What types of primary schools are there in Slough

There are 30 primary, infant and junior schools in Slough. Of these four are Community schools, four are Voluntary Aided, two are Foundation, one is Voluntary Controlled, 17 are Academies and three Free schools. The five Community schools and the two Voluntary Controlled schools follow Slough Borough Council’s admission policy. The Governors of Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools are responsible for their admission policy. Free schools and Academies admission policies are set by their Trust.

In Slough your child will attend a primary school between the ages of four or five to eleven or an infant school from four or five to seven and a junior school from seven to eleven. Infant and junior schools are often located on the same site but have different head teachers and governing bodies. All schools admit boys and girls (co-educational).

A list of primary schools is available here.

At what age does my child start secondary school

In Slough children transfer school when they are eleven. If your child is eleven between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 they will start secondary school in September 2019. A list of secondary schools in Slough is available here.