Pupils usually start school at the start of the school year in September. Sometimes you may wish to change your child's school during the school year. This could be because:
If this is the case then you must complete an in year application form via our Citizen Portal.
If you want to apply for a place outside of Slough, you should contact the local authority for that area. Please note, there are two exceptions to this rule. Secondary school in year applications for Churchmead School (Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead) and Burnham Park E-ACT Academy (Buckinghamshire) will be considered by Slough Borough Council.
Your application will be processed and you should receive an update from our Admissions team within 20 school days of receipt.
If a place can be offered, the Admissions team will contact you and will also pass your child's details to the relevant school.
If the school you request doesn't have any places, your child will be placed on a waiting list and advice will be given as to where alternative places exist. You also have the right to appeal.
Parents/carers should remember that changing their child's school part way through the year is a significant undertaking. In certain situations, the change of school is unavoidable e.g. moving house. However, if you are not moving house but still want to change your child's school, you should: