Last updated:

16th April 2024

Key dates and statistics

Primary and Junior school places are allocated taking into account published admission arrangements and the number of places available at each school.

Key dates at a glance

  • 13 November 2023: Online admissions open
  • 15 January 2024: Deadline for applications and supporting information
  • 16 April 2024: Offer day, letters posted first class, results can be viewed if applied online
  • 1 May 2024: Deadline to accept offer of school place     
  • 2 May 2024: Waiting list information is made available
  • 15 May 2024: Closing date for receipt of appeals to be heard together

This year’s allocation statistics

Previous allocation statistics

You can see details of how school places were allocated, below:

Primary Schools - 2022/2023

Primary Schools - 2020/2021

Published admission number (PAN) reductions 

In accordance with section 88E of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, the Schools Adjudicator has approved the proposed variations to the admission arrangements determined by Wokingham Borough Council for Colleton, Radstock and Loddon Primary Schools for September 2021 and September 2022.

It has been determined that the Published Admission Numbers for 2021 and 2022 be reduced in all three schools for entry into Reception from September 2021.

  • The Admission Number of the Colleton Primary School in Twyford has been reduced from 60 to 45.
  • The Admission Number of Radstock Primary School in Earley has been reduced from 60 to 45.
  • The Admission Number of Loddon Primary School in Earley has been reduced from 90 to 60.

By virtue of section 88K(2) the adjudicator’s decision is binding on the admission authority.

The number of children admitted to these schools has reduced in recent years and all available evidence indicates that the number of places that would be occupied at these schools over the course of the 2021/22 and 2022/23 years would be significantly less than each school’s Published Admission Number.

The consequence of this, combined with the necessity to comply with statutory Infant Class Size requirements, is that these schools’ risk being required to maintain very small infant class sizes, if the number of children admitted exceeds the requested admission number but does not increase towards the current admission numbers. This would lead to an inefficient use of resources, to the detriment of teaching and learning at these schools.

Reductions are undertaken on the basis that the schools would agree to increase numbers if/when extra capacity was needed. This would be in anticipation that additional places will still be required in these planning areas in future.

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