Applying for a school place

School admissions for September 2023 entry

Secondary school entry

If you have a child who was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, you must apply for a secondary school place for September 2023.

The national closing date for on-time secondary applications is 31 October 2022.

Reception entry

If you have a child who was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you must apply for a Reception school place for September 2023.

Before you apply for your child’s school place for September 2023, please make sure the following applies to you:

  1. You live in Slough
  2. Your child is eligible to start primary school in September 2023
  3. You know which school you would like your child to attend
  4. You know how your child will get to school
  5. You have read our helpful guide - available soon

Everyone must apply for a school place. There is no automatic entry to any school.

The national closing date for on-time primary applications is 15 January 2023.

Contact school admissions

Contact the school admissions team