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Applying for a Place at Waingels

We are delighted that you are interested in joining our Waingels community. Please have a look through our website to try and get a feel for what life at Waingels is all about, and download our school prospectus.


Applications for Year 7: September 2022

The application process for transferring from primary to secondary school is managed by Wokingham Borough Council. To apply for a place in Year 7, for September 2022, all applications should be made to the Local Authority in which you reside. Further information is available via: www.wokingham.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-secondary-school-age-11


In-Year Applications

To apply for a place outside of the normal Year 7 admissions process, an application should be made directly to Waingels. Applications can only be submitted up to half a term before the place is required, as indicated in the following table:

When you want your child to start

Earliest you can apply

Start of the academic year to October half-term

From May half-term

After the October half-term to winter break

From the start of the academic year in September

After winter break to February half-term

From October half-term

After February half-term to spring break

From January

From spring break to May half-term

From February half-term

From May half-term to end of academic year

From Easter break

 

For entry to a school at the start of a term or half-term, an application will need to be received by Waingels, 15 school days in advance of the commencement date. It is possible in this instance, that your child will start a short time after the start of the term or half term.

Please complete our In-Year Application Form here.

If you require further help or information to complete the application form, please email: admissions@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk


Sixth Form Applications

For information and applications relating to Sixth Form please see the Sixth Form webpage here.


Admissions Arrangements

Waingels Admission arrangements 2022-2023- please click here

Waingels Admission arrangements 2023-2024- please click here


Designated Area

To check the designated (or catchment) area in which you reside, please visit the Wokingham Borough Council website here:

www.wokingham.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/schools-and-catchment-or-designated-areas


Admission Appeals

If your application is unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal against the decision.

If you wish to lodge an appeal, please complete an Appeals Application form here

Waingels have appointed an independent service provider to administer our appeals.  For more information please contact ClerksAssociates at www.clerksassociates.co.uk   You can also find national guidance for parents on school appeals at www.gov.uk

School Admission Appeals Dates for 2022


Consultation on Proposed Admission Arrangements 2024 – 2025

​Proposed Admission Policy for 2024-2025

Admissions Policy 2024-2025 Consultation

Waingels Admissions Consultation Flyer