Apply to Waddesdon

Detail About How To Apply

Waddesdon Church of England School is a heavily oversubscribed school that is currently full in every year group, with all year groups operating above their admission levels. Additionally there are waiting lists for every year group. Waddesdon School is an academy, having previously been a voluntary aided Church of England school.

This means that, unlike community schools, decisions about admission rest with the Governing Body which follows its published admission arrangements. Nevertheless Governors are required by law to operate within the coordinated admission arrangements of the Local Authority (Buckinghamshire Council) for entry into Year 7. Applications for other year groups come directly to the school.


Catchment Area

Our catchment area map is below. If you are unclear whether your home address falls within catchment, please contact the Admissions and Transport team at Buckinghamshire Council via their website or alternatively you can speak directly to an Admissions specialist by calling 01296 395000 and selecting option 3.


Right Of Appeal

Parents wishing to appeal against any decision to refuse a place should request an appeal form direct from the school. Please email The completed form should be returned to the school. Appeals are heard by an independent panel appointed by the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education.


In Year Applications

The school processes any applications made in-year for a place. Parents seeking a place for their child in any year group any time after the normal admission day for Year 7 in September should contact the school to ask for more information about the availability of places and for an application form. The completed form (which needs to be signed by the child’s current school) should be returned to the school. You will be notified of the outcome of the application within 15 school days.

September Admissions Download
Admissions Policy 2022-23
Church Commitment Form (for in-year admissions and Year 7 in September 2022)
Admissions Policy 2023-24
Supplemental Form A (Catchment) for Year 7 in September 2023
Supplemental Form B (Church Commitment) for Year 7 in September 2023
Other Documentation Download
Prospectus 2021/22
Sixth Form Prospectus

Where to submit necessary documents?

Waddesdon Church of England School, Baker Street, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0LQ