If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for September 2025/2026
As required by regulations, the Governing Body of Datchet St Mary's Primary Academy School is conducting a consultation on its proposed admission arrangements for the academic year 2025/2026. The consultation period runs for a minimum of six weeks from 22nd November 2023 to 17th January 2024.
Comments on the proposed arrangements should be sent for the attention of the Clerk to the Governing body to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 17th January 2024.
The final arrangements for admission will be published on the school's website by the end of February 2024.
In Year Applications
Admission to the school during the school year depends on whether or not there are places available. All year groups at the school have 30 places. Applications must be made directly to the school on an In -Year application form available from the school or school website. Admissions outside the normal age group will be dealt with as indicated below.
• If there is a vacancy, and there is no child on the relevant waiting list with a higher priority (according to the over-subscription criteria 1-6 above), a place will be offered.
• In-year admissions or admissions at the beginning of school years will only be considered by the Governing Body up to half a term (using three term year) in advance of the desired date for entry. For example, for entry in January, the application will not be considered until after the October half term break.
Please note that Datchet St Mary’s School does not have a normal point of entry to Year 3. All applications for entry at the beginning of Year 3 are treated as In Year applications.
If parents are moving house, the school will ask for evidence of the move, when considering any application for a place. Documentary evidence in the form of a solicitor’s letter to confirm exchange of contracts, or a rental agreement for at least a period of six months will be required (Armed Forces personnel are exempt). If you are returning from elsewhere, to live in a home that you own, we will require evidence to show that you have returned. We will also ask for evidence that any previous house owned has been sold or is being sold. We would not accept an address where the one given is that of a second home with the main home being elsewhere. If there are two or more homes, we will check which is the main home, and may refuse to base an allocation of a place on an address which might be considered only temporary. Nor would we accept an address where the child was resident other than with a parent or carer unless this was part of a fostering or formal care arrangement. We would not normally accept an address where only part of a family had moved, unless connected with a divorce or permanent separation arrangement, in which case we would require proof.
Applying for a place in Reception Class at Datchet St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead delivers its school admissions service through Achieving for Children, a community interest company set up in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Richmond.
Applications for a school place during the normal round of admissions (Reception Class at Datchet St Mary’s) must be made through your home authority - this is the council you live in and to which you pay council tax. Residents can apply for non-RBWM schools through this same application process.
You should apply online by going to www.rbwm.gov.uk. The link is on the School Admissions page and under the ‘Make an Application’ option on the home page.
You must have an email address to register on the Admissions portal before you make an application.
There is a parent guide on the council website to help you make your application www.rbwm.gov.uk. The online application system is quick, easy and reliable, and can be accessed using a PC, laptop or mobile/tablet devices.
The application process will guide you through each step and there are clear prompts to ensure you complete all the required sections. Your details are safe and secure, and you can view your application at any time. You will receive an email to confirm that your application has been received. If you do not receive this email and it is not in your spam or junk folders, log back into the online system to make sure you submitted your application correctly. If you need support with your online application, please contact the Admissions team using the contact information listed below:
Tel: 01628 683870 (via Customer Contact Centre)