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Detail About How To Apply

Waddesdon Church of England School is a heavily oversubscribed school. 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. Governors operate within the coordinated admission arrangements of the Local Authority (Buckinghamshire Council) for entry into Year 7.

Applications for other year groups should be made using the in-year application form below which should be returned directly to the school.

Applicants who live within the catchment area for Waddesdon School must also complete the school’s supplemental form A (Catchment) and return this direct to the school with the required supporting evidence.

Applicants who are seeking a place under church commitment criteria must  ask their minister to complete the school’s supplemental form B (Church Commitment) and ensure that this is returned direct to the school. Receipt of these forms will be acknowledged by email: if you have not received an acknowledgement within two weeks of submission, please contact the school’s Admissions Officer (admissions@waddesdonschool.com).

Year 7 entry in September 2024
The closing date for applications for a place in Year 7 for September 2024 was 31 October 2023. If you have not yet applied, you should contact your local authority as soon as possible. 

All applicants who applied on time will be notified of their allocated place by their local authority on 1 March 2024. If you do not receive a place at your preferred school, you have the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Appeals should be made using the form below. Appeal forms should be returned to the school by 29 March. Appeals made in time are scheduled to be heard 20 – 21 May 2024. Please also see the section on Right of Appeal below.


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 www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/admissions 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 admissions@waddesdonschool.com. 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.

Documents Download
Admissions Policy 2023-24
Admissions Policy 2024-25
Admissions Policy 2025-26
Catchment Form A (for in-year admissions)
Church Commitment Form B (for in-year admissions)
Other Documentation Download
Prospectus 2023/24
Sixth Form Prospectus

Where to submit necessary documents?

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