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The Winchcombe School

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Admissions Procedure

Reception to Year 6

All Admissions for The Winchcombe School are handled by West Berkshire Admissions

Children enter school in the September following their fourth birthday; the academic year they become five. Therefore, if you would like your child to be admitted to this school during the year your child is five, you should complete the necessary application form by the end of December the year prior to admission. Details of how to do this are on the West Berkshire Council Website

If you're applying mid-way through a school year, there's a separate process that needs to be followed. In addition, we will provide you a set of Pupil information forms to fill in, and information about where to purchase uniform, etc. We can also arrange for your child to come in for a visit prior to their start date.


Foundation 1/ Nursery

We have our own admissions policy for Nursery children, taking children in from the term after they become three. The morning sessions, run from 9am until 12 noon, are more suited to the older children in the cohort, and afternoon sessions run from 12 noon until 3pm. We can, dependent upon availability, offer a mixture of morning and afternoon sessions.

We also offer the 30 hours extended childcare option for parents who are both working and qualify for this benefit. Please contact Mrs Smith in the school office for more information.
Telephone: 01635 232780    Email:

Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy