Admissions Policy 2025/2026

Braywick Court School Admissions

Please find the 2025/26 Admissions Policy for Braywick Court School here:

Braywick Court School Admissions Policy 2025-26

Applications for places at our school are administered by the the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Parents and carers must apply via Windsor and Maidenhead Council through their online form.  School admissions | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (

Preschool Admissions

Preschool admissions are mamanged directly by the school admin team. We accept children from the age of 2 yrs. If you would like to register for a place at Braywick Court Preschool please contact us by email:

Please note that attendance at Braywick Court Preschool does not qualify you for entry to Braywick Court School.

You can find out more about our Preschool here: Braywick Court Preschool

Braywick Court School – Admissions Policy 2025/26

PAN and Oversubscription Criteria

The published admission number is 30 places into Reception. The school admits up to this number each year to the Reception year and, when full the school will have 210 pupils on roll.

This Admissions Policy has been approved by the Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) Board, as the admissions authority for the school.

In accordance with the law, children with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be admitted to the school where the Local Authority has specifically named Braywick Court School as the most appropriate placement.

Where there are fewer applicants than places available all applicants will be admitted. In the event of there being greater demand than there are places available to the school, and after the admission of children with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school, places will be offered using the following oversubscription criteria in keeping with the School Admissions Code 2021:

1. Children in care i.e. children in the care of the Local Authority as defined in the Children Act 1989. This category includes ‘looked after children’ and children who have previously been looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

2. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of admission.

3. Children of staff at the school.

4. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium (including service premium) such that up to 10% of children admitted within the year group for which admission is requested are in receipt of the pupil premium or service premium (including children eligible for the pupil premium or service premium through the first four priority criteria above). Proximity to school will be used when the number of pupils in the year group for which admission is requested who are eligible for the pupil premium or service premium exceeds 10%.

5. Proximity to the school. This will be measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s home to the central point of the school site as determined by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Geographical Information System. *

*Please note that whilst we do not have a defined catchment area, our previous admissions have been allocated to families residing less than 0.7 miles from our school site on Hibbert Road.

Tie Breaker

In the event that two or more children live at the same distance from the school the tie breaker will be random allocation, where the supervised drawing of lots by an independent responsible person of good standing will be used to decide which child(ren) will be allocated the remaining place(s).

Date of Admission/Deferred Entry

Children will normally be admitted to the reception year in the September following their fourth birthday. In line with the Admissions Code, parents can defer their child’s entry to the reception year until later in the school year, where they have been offered a place at a school to start before they are of compulsory school age. Where entry is deferred, the school will hold the place for that child and not offer it to another child. However, entry cannot be deferred beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the beginning of the final term of the Reception Year. A child may attend school part-time until he/she reaches compulsory school age. Parents should inform the school if they wish to exercise this option.

Waiting List

Unsuccessful applicants (including any applications received after the closing date) will be included on the school’s waiting list ranked in order of priority under the published oversubscription criteria, without regard to the date that the application was received. Please note a child’s position on the waiting list can go down as well as up. For example, if a new application is received or if a child on the list moves nearer to the school, the waiting list may need to be revised. The offer of a place does not depend on the length of time your child’s name has been on the waiting list. Waiting lists will be held by the school for one school year after the year of entry, unless parents specifically request to have their child’s name remain on the list.