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Schools and catchment or 'designated' areas

Schools and catchment areas

Designated or 'catchment' areas

Most schools have a designated or 'catchment' area which is an integral part of their over-subscription criteria and is used when considering school place offers. However parents can apply for places at any school suitable for their child even if they do not live in this designated area.

Not all schools have designated areas. For example, Floreat Montague Park Primary School, in the Wokingham Town area, will not be listed in address searches through the Primary School Designated Area Maps page.

Oakbank Secondary School and Aldergrove Primary School - these schools have newly designated areas. Contact these schools directly if you believe you live within their designated areas.

Find your catchment area

Use our schools designated areas map to find out which designated or 'catchment' area you live in.

You can also use our find my nearest map to find schools close to you.

Contact our admission team for full details of nearest local schools and refer to our school admissions pages for admissions guides.

You can find out more information regarding admissions policies and in-year applications by visiting the school’s website.

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