Admission Procedure

The Royal School (Crown Aided) is designated a Church of England Voluntary Aided School. This means that the Governing Body, not the Local Authority of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, is responsible for the final decision on admissions to the school.

The Royal School values highly its Christian ethos, its close links with local churches and the Diocese of Oxford. We provide a distinctively Christian, yet inclusive, environment in which each child is motivated to acquire skills for life and a love of learning. As a church school, we welcome applications form Christian families, and those of other faiths or none. We ask all parents applying for a place at our school to respect this ethos and its importance to the whole school community.

Applications for entry to The Royal School (Crown Aided) must be received by the date advised by the LEA. Applicants are requested to complete a supplementary information form (SIF- available from the school office, the LEA or from the school website) if applying under denominational criterion 5 below.

Decisions on which children are offered a place will be made by the Admissions Committee of The Royal School during March and offers will be processed by the Local Authority. 

The schools admission number (AN) for the school year commencing September 2019 is 20.


Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan naming The Royal School will always be offered places.


In the event of there being a greater demand for admission than there are places available, The Royal School will offer places, in the following order of precedence:


1        Looked-after children and children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because, immediately after being looked after, they became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order (see Note 2).


2        Children of parents who are resident within the boundaries of the Crown Estate Windsor and Windsor Castle.


3        Families who have exceptional medical or social needs that make it essential that the child attends The Royal School rather than any other.  These needs must be fully supported by written evidence from the appropriate professional person involved with the family. (see Note 3)


4         Children with a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of application or children with a sibling who has previously attended the school in the five years prior to the child being admitted to the school. (see Note 4)


5        Children with a grandparent who is, or was, a resident within the boundaries of the Crown Estate Windsor and Windsor Castle for a period of at least three years.  Documentary evidence must be provided.


6        Children of staff who have been employed by The Royal School for at least 2 years prior to application.


7        Children of parents living outside the perimeter of the Crown Estate Windsor, and Windsor Castle, who wish their child to attend a Church of England School, supported by evidence that a parent has been for a year preceding the date of the application a regular worshipper (at least once per month) at any Christian church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. (see Note 5).  Church attendance form is on page 7 of this document.


8        Children of parents living outside the perimeter of the Crown Estate Windsor and Windsor Castle who wish their child to attend The Royal School. 


In the case of multiple birth children, should their names fall either side of the admission number of 20 or the number of places available in a year group, the school will offer a place to both/all children irrespective of the Infant Class Size rules.




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