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Admissions Information

All school places in Reception through to Year 6 at Ryvers School are allocated by Slough Borough Council School Admissions, who also hold the information regarding any waiting list. Please apply at


Which school year should my child be in?

When your child should start school

This table indicates when a child should start school.
Date of birthStart SchoolApply between
1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018September 20221 September 2021 - 15 January 2022
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019September 20231 September 2022 - 15 January 2023
1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020September 20241 September 2023 - 15 January 2024
1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021September 20251 September 2024 - 15 January 2025



Reception entry

If you have a child who was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you must apply for a Reception school place for September 2024. 

Before you apply for your child’s school place for September 2024, please make sure the following applies to you:

  1. You live in Slough
  2. Your child is eligible to start primary school in September 2024
  3. You know which school you would like your child to attend
  4. You know how your child will get to school
  5. You have read our helpful guide - available soon

Everyone must apply for a school place. There is no automatic entry to any school.

The national closing date for on-time primary applications is 15 January 2024.


For in-year applications SBC hold waiting lists for Reception to Year 6 at Ryvers. Please apply at

Which school year should my child be in?

Which Primary School year group is your child in for 2023/24 academic year?

This table helps parents and guardians determine which primary school year group their child should be in.
Date of birthYear groupWhat are my options?
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019ReceptionApply for an in year school place
1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018Year 1Apply for an in year school place
1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017Year 2Apply for a Junior school place for September 2024 if attending an infant school
1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016Year 3Apply for an in year school place
1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015Year 4Apply for an in year school place
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014Year 5Apply for an in year school place
1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013Year 6Apply for an in year school place AND apply to transfer to secondary school in September 2024



If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an EHC Plan, you must apply for a place via Slough’s Educational Support Services.


Secondary School Transfers for Year 6 children.

An application for a secondary school must be made when your child starts Year 6. SBC expect all applications to be completed online and the portal opens early September 2023 and closes on 31 October 2023.  Any application made after this date will be classed as late and will only be processed after once timely applications have been dealt with. In this case, it could be extremely unlikely that your child will be allocated a school of your choice.

You must only apply through SBC if you are a SBC resident. Please visit the SBC Admissions for further information.

If you are not a resident of Slough Borough Council you will need to apply through your Home Authority. You will still be able to apply for Slough Borough Council schools through your home Authority.

Although a number of our children go on to attend Grammar schools, Ryvers School does not tutor children for the 11+ tests. Please check the websites of any of the Slough grammar Schools for information about how to apply or visit Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools Admissions Portal. Tests take place in September and results are posted prior to the closing date for CAF submission.

Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school and also our prospectus. For any admissions queries please contact us on:

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