Reception to Year 6
Places from Reception through to Year 6 at The Winchcombe School are handled by West Berkshire Admissions Team (telephone the switchboard on 01635 551111).
If your child turns five between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, you will need to apply for a school place for September 2018 before 15th January 2018. Details of how to do this are on the West Berkshire Council Website. We follow West Berkshire Council's admissions policy.
Please also see our powerpoint presentation (below) for prospective parents who are thinking of sending their children to start school in September 2018.
Applications for places at any other time of the school year or for any other year group are also handled by West Berkshire Admissions team. They will be able to tell you if there are places available in the year group you are looking for. If there are, they will contact you with a start date and will also contact the school office, who will then arrange with you for your child to be admitted. We will give 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. We take children from the term after they become three. We run morning sessions from 9am until 12 noon, and afternoon sessions from 12 noon until 3pm. The morning sessions are more suited to the older children in the cohort. We can, dependent upon availability, offer a mixture of morning and afternoon sessions. We have introduced the 30 hours extended childcare offer for parents who are both working and qualify for this benefit. Please see Mrs Smith in the school office for more information.