New School Provision
The Department for Education is supporting our proposal to expand primary education in the borough through the provision of new schools. Planning permission has been granted, construction of the buildings is underway off-site and we will shortly commence on-site groundwork. The new one-form entry primary schools to open in September 2013 will be at:
- Smith's Walk, Woosehill, Wokingham
- Winnersh Farm, Winnersh
- East Park Farm, Charvil
The Piggott School will provide primary education at the new Charvil School and we have interviewed, and are engaged in, the process leading to the appointment of the new provider by the Secretary of State for Education, who has the final decision. Once he has indicated this decision, we will start the application procedure.
Charvil Piggott Primary School
The Secretary of State for Education has given the go-ahead to extend the age range of the Piggott School, therefore allowing the Piggott School to make more definite plans for the Charvil Piggott Primary School. Following the receent application round for the school, there were 29 'on time' applications (received by the deadline) and one 'late' application received prior to offer day and therefore the school could offer a place to all applicants regardless of oversubscription criteria.
Wokingham Primary Academy - Woosehill and Winnersh Farm sites
If you wish to express an interest for a F2 Reception place (September 2013) at any of the proposed new schools, please complete the school interest form highlighting the relevant school. This information will be used to send you an application pack for the new school after the offer date of 16 April 2013 once initial approval has been given by the Department for Education and the information will be shared with the new school provider. Alternatively, you will be able to indicate your interest on the acceptance form to be completed after offer day.
The proposed scheme for allocation to new schools is shown below, for your information.
Applicable school ages
We will accept applications for children born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009 who may start school full-time from September 2013. Please register to receive a pack by completing school application pack request form.
- Mid November 2012: Distribution of application packs
- November 12 2012: Online admissions opens
- January 15 2013: Closing date for application and deadline for providing evidence to meet criteria
- April 16 2013: Offer day, Letters posted first class, Results can be viewed if applied online
- April 30 2013: Deadline to accept offer of school place, Waiting list information available
- May 16 2013: Closing date for receipt of appeals to be heard together
School open days and visits
See details of primary school open days and visits.
How places are allocated
School places for F2 (Foundation 2) as a rising five (sometimes known as Reception) are allocated by our School Admissions Team, taking into account:
- Published admission arrangements
- The number of places available at each school
You can request that the date your child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the school year or until your child reaches statutory school age in that school year. In such instances, the school place will be held for that child and not offered to another child. School places will not be held beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted. You may also request that your child starts part-time.
Wokingham Borough residents
If you pay Council Tax to Wokingham Borough Council you should complete our application form for any primary or infant school within the Borough, or for application to schools in other authorities. To receive an application pack, please complete our school application pack request form. If you haven't received a pack by early December, contact us.
Residents of other authorities
You must apply for schools using the application form provided by your home local authority. If you are considering a place at a Wokingham Borough school, please read our Parent's Guide, to understand the basis on which places will be allocated. Your local authority will forward your child's application to us.
Changes to Primary Guide
The parent's guide has been amended and re-published to reflect the changes to the admissions policy for Grazeley Parochial CE Aided Primary School following a determination (Reference No ADA002343) made by The Office of the Schools Adjudicator. It also incorporates an amendment to page 73 as the figures quoted for Walter Infant School were originally incorrect.