Secondary School Admissions
September 2021 entry to secondary school (for current year 6)
If your child turns 11 between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021 they will start secondary education in September 2021. You must apply for entry to a Secondary school through your home authority. Slough Borough Council residents can apply for non-Slough schools on our application form. The Secondary Admissions Guide, along with the relevant application form, is automatically issued to Slough residents whose children attend Slough Borough Council schools and are due to transfer at the end of the academic year.
The four grammar schools in Slough operate as a consortium for the purpose of 11+ testing. The schools use a common 11+ entrance examination and administer it according to common procedures. A child sits just one 11+ examination, irrespective of how many of the Slough Consortium grammar schools parents are applying for.
To register for the 11+ entrance exam for the Slough Consortium you must complete the online registration process by Sunday 14 June 2020 (by midnight). This will register your child to sit the 11+ Entrance Examination for entry to Year 7 in September 2021.
Pupils new to Year 6 in September will be allocated a Unique Reference Number in their first week of term, which will give them access to the Slough Borough Council admissions website wwww.slough.gov.uk/admissions, so that they can complete a Common Application Form (CAF) listing their preferences for a secondary school in Slough. Slough Borough Council will only accept online applications from September 1st until October 31st 2020. Please ensure that this is done before 31st October as this is vital so that your child can be allocated a secondary school place. Applications are not allocation in a 'first come first served' basis so there is time to explore the options available and visit the Open Evenings hosted by the local secondary schools in the first six weeks of term, please check the school's websites to check when these are.
Any parents who have children at Penn Wood but live outside of Slough should contact their home authority for a CAF.