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Welcome to St Francis Catholic Primary School

‘Recognising Christ in Everyone’

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and we would encourage you to visit our school before making a decision. Please contact the school to arrange an appointment.



St Francis is a school within the Frassati Catholic Academy Trust and our Governing board (see below) sets and administers its own admission rules after public consultation.

The Governing Body of St Francis Catholic Primary School is responsible for the admission of children to the school. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect the ethos of the school and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of the school, to apply for and be considered for a place.


Every academic year, the Governing Body of St Francis Catholic Primary School will admit up to 30 children who will become 5 years of age on or between 1st September  and 31st August.


Applications for admissions into our Reception class must be done on a Common Application Form (CAF) through your local authority.  A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must also be completed and sent directly to our school.  If applying on religious grounds, sight of an original  baptismal certificate will also be required. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) Admissions make offers of school places on behalf of our Governing body.


For In-year Transfer applications, please apply directly to the school. A Supplementary Information Form and an In-Year Transfer form will require completion and sending directly to our school.  If there are any vacancies, the Governing body will offer places based on our admission arrangements.


Please refer to our school Admission Policy for the relevant year for which you are applying.


Primary Admissions – Key Dates for Academic Year 2020/21


Applicable Birth Date Range for Reception September 2020 entry:  01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016


  • Opening date – Monday 11th November 2019
  • Closing date – Wednesday 15th January 2020 MIDDAY.
  • Extended deadline for exceptional circumstances – Wednesday 29th January 2020
  • National Offer Day –  Thursday 16th April 2020
  • Deadline to respond to a school place offer –  Thursday 30th April 2020
  • Waiting list positions for all applicants and late application  – from 26th May 2020


Full details of the admissions process are published in the RBWM Primary Applications Guide Please take time to read this guide before applying.


Please see below:

Admission Appeals




You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at one or more of your preferred schools, even though your child may have a place at another school.

To make an appointment to view our school please contact:


Telephone: 01344 622840