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Admission arrangements 2021 to 2022

Admission arrangements 2021 to 2022

Adopted admission arrangements 2021 to 2022

Every school has a set of rules known as admission arrangements to help the allocation of places at the school.

Admissions authorities (the council and Voluntary Aided, Academies and Free Schools) use these rules to allocate places if they receive more applications than places available.

Read our adopted admissions arrangements, below. These are unchanged from our 2020 / 2021 arrangements.

Schools which set their own admissions arrangements

This includes academies, voluntary aided and free schools. Visit the individual schools' websites to view their 2021 to 2022 admission arrangements.

Schools which follow the arrangements we set 

This includes voluntary controlled and community schools. Visit the Gov.uk website for a full list of schools in the Borough.

Designated or 'catchment' areas 

Most schools have a designated area for admissions which is given the highest priority for admissions.

Go to the schools and catchment areas web page to find out more.

Schools which set their own admissions arrangements

This includes academies, voluntary aided and free schools. 

Please visit the individual schools websites to view their 2021 to 2022 admission arrangements.

Schools which follow the arrangements we set

These are:

  • Emmbrook School
  • Bulmershe School

Designated or 'catchment' areas

Most schools have a designated area for admissions which is given the highest priority for admissions.

Go to the  schools and catchment areas web page to find out more.

Parents applying for places mid-year (outside the co-ordinated arrangements for initial entry to primary and secondary schools) should check the admissions pages of individual academies and voluntary aided schools or contact the Wokingham School Admissions team for community, voluntary controlled and (by agreement) some academies for further information.

Some schools have a nursery or foundation unit for children aged 3 - 5. Applications are made directly to the school for these places.

Nurseries which set their own arrangements

Some schools set their own arrangements. You can find out which nurseries below:


Nurseries which follow our admission arrangements

Voluntary and community controlled schools set admission arrangements in light of advice from us.

You can view these nurseries in our directory.

Most schools in the Borough have a sixth form which covers years 12 and 13.

Sixth forms which set their own admissions

All except 2 secondary schools set their own arrangements for sixth form admissions. You can view these schools in our directory.     

Sixth forms which follow our admission arrangements

Emmbrook School and Bulmershe School follow our admissions arrangements.

You can make an objection to the Office of the School's Adjudicator if you think that the arrangements we have set, or school's or academy's arrangements are:

  • Unlawful
  • Not in compliance with the  School Admissions Code
  • Not in compliance with relevant law relating to admissions

    To make an objection:

Objections to admission arrangements for entry in September each year must be referred to the Adjudicator by 15 May. 

Certain exceptions apply as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the  School Admissions Code.

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