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Applying for a school place

Ways to apply

If you are a Slough resident, the easiest way to apply is online using our Citizen Portal.

Please refer to the phase transfer and other transfer sections below for more information.

Phase transfer

This includes:

  • starting school in reception
  • transferring from infant to junior school
  • transferring from primary to secondary school.

The application process for these transfer groups opens on 12 September each year. Your application will need to be made in the year before planned entry to school.

Opening and closing dates for phase transfer

Admission group Opening date Closing date DOB range for September 2021 entry Application method
Reception entry 12 September 15 January 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017 Apply online
Infant to junior transfer 12 September 15 January 1 September 2013 – 31 August 2014 Apply online
Secondary transfer 12 September 31 October 1 September 2009 – 31 August 2010 Apply online

A summary of key points which parents should consider when making an application to these transfer groups can be found on our dedicated pages for primary school and secondary school places.