School admissions

Applying for an infant or primary school place for reception year entry

Starting school in Slough

If you are a resident of Slough Borough Council and you have a child whose date of birth is on or between 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010, then you will be required to apply for a primary school place for the 2014-2015 academic year. This application needs to be made by 15 January 2014. You must only apply through Slough Borough Council if you are a Slough Borough Council resident.

If you are not a resident of Slough Borough Council you will need to apply through your Home Authority. You will still be able to apply for Slough Borough Council schools through your home Authority.

Applying for a secondary school place for year 7 entry

Starting secondary school in Slough

If your child is 11 between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they will start secondary education in September 2014. You must apply for entry to a Secondary school through your home authority. Slough Borough Council residents can apply for non-Slough schools on our application form. The Secondary Admissions Guide, along with the relevant application form, is automatically issued to Slough residents whose children attend Slough Borough Council schools and are due to transfer at the end of the academic year.

SASH School or Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy

If you wish to apply for a place at the SASH School or Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy (LHEA) for September 2014, please complete the right application form for it (there isn't an online SASH school or LHEA application form):

Please return the completed form for either of the above schools to the Admissions and Access Team, Slough Borough Council, St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3UF by the 31 October 2013.

Parents applying for the SASH School or LHEA must also complete a Common Application Form (CAF), naming their 6 preferred secondary schools. The SASH and the LHEA application process is separate from the CAF one, so SASH or LHEA will not come up as an option on the online CAF form. If you are using a paper CAF form then please do not list the SASH or LHEA schools.

We will process SASH, LHEA and CAF applications. On 1 March, we will advise parents on the outcome of both applications. Some parents may have more than one offer of a place and will be advised on how to accept and decline place offers.

Applying online

You can now apply for your school place online:

Applying online - Reception place

You can apply online for a reception year place for an infant or primary school for September 2014 entry, so long as:

  • you apply from the 1 December 2013 to 23:59 on 15 January 2014
  • you live in Slough and
  • your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010. 

Applying online - year 7 place

You can apply online for a year 7 place for Secondary school for September 2014 entry, so long as:

  • you apply from 1 September 2013 to 23:59 on 31 October 2013
  • you live in Slough and
  • your child is 11 between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

You cannot apply on line for entry to any other year, please contact the school or Slough Borough Council Admissions Team directly.

The benefits of applying online are:

  • it is quick and easy to use
  • you can apply from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week (or use the library, internet café, some schools may make their ITC suite available to you)
  • there is no risk your application will be lost in the post
  • you will receive email confirmation that your application has been received
  • you can change your application up to midnight on the closing date
  • the result of your application will be available online later in the year.

Parents' guide to admissions 2013-2014

Find advice and guidance to the Slough admissions process in the following guide:

Proposed admission arrangements 2015

The documents below include proposed changes to school admissions arrangements for 2015.

Admissions 2015 - Consultation Part 1

Admissions 2015 - Consultation Part 2