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. We host 2 open mornings in October and November each year, details of which will be posted on our website. In the interim, please visit our virtual tour here.
If you would like any further information, please contact the school office.
Telephone: 01344 622840
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. The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) Admissions make offers of school places on behalf of our Governing body.
Primary Admissions – Key Dates for Academic Year 2023/24
Applicable Birth Date Range for Reception September 2023 entry: 01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019
- Opening date – Friday 11th November 2022
- Closing date – Sunday 15th January 2023
- Extended deadline for exceptional circumstances – Tuesday 31st January 2023
- National Offer Day – Monday 17th April 2023
- Deadline to respond to a school place offer – Wednesday 3rd may 2023
- Offers to late applicants and allocations from waiting lists for all applicants – Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Full details of the admissions process are published in the RBWM Primary Applications Guide which can be found here. Please take time to read this guide before applying.
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. Please see below for the relevant forms. 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.
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.