Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and we would encourage you to visit our school before making a decision. Please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

St Francis is a Catholic Academy school and our Governing board sets and administers its own admission rules after public consultation.

The Governing Body of St Francis Catholic Primary School is responsible for the admission of children to the school. We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect the ethos of the school and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of the school, to apply for and be considered for a place.

Every academic year, the Governing Body of St Francis Catholic Primary School will admit up to 30 children who will become 5 years of age on or between 1st September  and 31st August.

Applications for admissions into our Reception class must be done on a Common Application Form (CAF) through your local authority.

A Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must also be completed if applying on religious grounds and this should be sent directly to our school, along with a baptismal certificate. RBWM Admissions make offers of school places on behalf of our Governing body.

For In-year Transfer applications, please apply directly to the school. If there are any vacancies, the Governing body will offer places based on our admission arrangements.

Please refer to our school Admission Policy for the relevant year for which you are applying.

Primary Admissions – Key Dates for Academic Year 2019/20

Applicable Birth Date Range for Reception September 2019 entry:    01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015

  • Opening date – Thursday 1st November 2018
  • Closing date – Tuesday 15 January 2019 MIDDAY.
  • Extended deadline for exceptional circumstances – Wednesday 30 January 2019
  • National Offer Day –  Tuesday 16 April 2019
  • Deadline to respond to a school place offer –  Wednesday 8 May 2019
  • Waiting list positions for all applicants and late application  – from May 2019

Full details of the admissions process are published in the RBWM Primary Applications Guide Please take time to read this guide before applying.

Admission Appeals


You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at one or more of your preferred schools, even though your child may have a place at another school.

Appeals should be made to the  Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Please click here to find out more about the Appeals process and timetable.

To make an appointment to view our school please contact:

Telephone: 01344 622840

Admissions Policy 2020/21
Supplementary Information From 2020/21
Admissions Policy 2019/2020
Supplementary Information Form 2019/20
Admissions Policy 2018/19
Supplementary Information Form 2018/2019
RBWM Admissions Information and Common Application Form (CAF), In-Year Admissions Form, Key Application Dates and Appeals Process
Admission Appeals
The Portsmouth Diocese Parish Boundaries