11th September 2023
Starting infant or primary school ages 4 - 5
Applying for an infant, primary or Junior School September 2024
The application process will open on 13th November 2023.
Residents of Wokingham Borough must apply for an infant/primary school place on the Citizen’s Portal online for the 2024 – 2025 school year.
Applications must be submitted by 15th January 2024.
If you are unable to apply using the Citizens Portal, paper applications can be requested by contacting email@example.com.
Paper application forms must also be supplied by the 15 January 2024 deadline.
Read our Parents Guide to Primary and Junior School Admissions 2024 to 2025 (PDF document) before making an application.
Paper application forms and online applications are treated the same and are not treated on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Which schools can I apply to?
When you make an application list up to four schools in order of preference.
- Every address in the borough has at least one designated area school. This school is given the highest priority for admissions, and we recommend you include this as one of your choices.
- You can use our schools designated areas map to find out which designated or catchment area you live in.
- It's important to remember that if your child attends a nursery or foundation unit which is part of a primary or infant school, there is no automatic transfer or guarantee you will get a place at the school.
- You can list any infant, primary or junior state school as one of your preferences, even if it is not in our borough.
- If you want to apply to a private school, you will need to apply to the school directly.
Links to all Wokingham Borough State Infant, Primary and Junior Schools can be found below.
Admission policies and arrangements
Every school follows a set of rules when they allocate school places known as admission arrangements.
Go to the admission arrangements 2024 to 2025 page to find out more. If a school doesn't have enough places for everyone who applies, the admission rules for that school will be used to decide who will get a place (over subscription policy).
Schools that use our admissions policy
The following schools follow the Wokingham Borough Council Admission Arrangements:
- Aldryngton Primary School
- Bearwood Primary School
- Emmbrook Infant School
- Emmbrook Junior School
- Farley Hill Primary School
- Gorse Ride Infants School
- Gorse Ride Junior School
- Hawkedon Primary School
- Highwood Primary School
- Hillside Primary School
- Lambs Lane Primary School
- Loddon Primary School
- Radstock Primary School
- Rivermead Primary School
- Robert Piggott CofE Infant School
- Robert Piggott CofE Junior School
- South Lake Primary School
- St Cecilia's Primary School
- St Paul's CofE Junior School
- The Colleton Primary School
- The Hawthorns Primary School
- Walter Infant School
- Willow Bank Junior School
- Winnersh Primary School
- Woodley CofE Primary School
Schools that decide their own admissions arrangements
The following schools use their own admissions policies and apply their own over subscription criteria.
Click on the school to be directed to the schools 2024/2025 admissions policies:
- Alder Grove CofE Primary School
- All Saints CofE Primary School
- Beechwood Primary School
- Crazies Hill CofE Primary School
- Earley St Peter's CofE Primary School
- Evendons Primary School
- Finchampstead CofE Primary School
- Floreat Montague Park Primary School
- Grazeley CofE Primary School
- Hatch Ride Primary School
- Keep Hatch Primary School
- Nine Mile Ride Primary School
- Oaklands Infant School
- Oaklands Junior School
- Polehampton CofE Infant & Junior School
- St Sebastian's CofE Primary School
- Shinfield St Mary's CofE Junior School
- Shinfield Infant and Nursery School (PDF document)
- Sonning CofE Primary School
- St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School
- St Nicholas CofE Primary School
- St Teresa's Catholic Academy
- The Coombes CofE Primary School
- The Piggott School: Charvil Primary School
- Wescott Infant School
- Westende Junior School
- Wheatfield Primary School
- Windmill Primary School
- Whiteknights Primary School
You can find out how each school is performing on Gov.uk.