How to get a place at Whaddon School

Parents thinking of sending their child to the school are invited to attend one of our Open Mornings in the Autumn term. Alternatively, please contact us to make an appointment to see the school in action. Admission to the Reception Class, is through Buckinghamshire County Council (via your local authority if you live outside Buckinghamshire).

Starting School in September 2020

Children born between:

01 September 2015 - 31 August 2016 - Will start school for the first time into Reception (Foundation 2) in September 2020

Our School Admission number was 20 in each year group, but following the school receiving permission to expand to year 6, the school and the LA have applied to the Office of the Schools  Adjudicator for a reduction in the school’s PAN to 10 from September 2020.


5 November 2019

Primary Portal opens at 11am on this date  (Buckinghamshire residents only)


19 December – 3 January

Christmas Break

11 January 2020

Junior Transfer latest date for returning a paper application to infant schools – to be received by 9am


15 January 2020


Reception and Junior Transfer online applications  Primary Portal closes at 3pm



29 January 2020

The latest date for moving into or within Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence to show that they are resident) for us to use this address for the first round of allocations.


Final date for agreed special cases to be considered as timely (moving house is not considered to be a special case).


Applications or changes of preference received between 16 January and 29 January that are not deemed to be special cases will be processed for 16 April but will not be considered until all of the timely applications have been processed (late applications but included in the 1st round)



15 February

All schools receive preference numbers

18 February – 22 February

Half Term

05 April – 24 April

Easter Break

12 April

Electronic files sent to Bucks schools with allocations via Any Comms.

16 April

*National Primary Allocation Day*


Emails sent out to online applicants 


Letters posted to paper applicants

 Auto Opt onto Waiting List


30 April


Closing date for acceptances from 1st round.  New applications for the 2nd round and mover address evidence for the 2nd round. Online portal closes

20 May

2nd round allocations emailed and schools advised of further admissions.  Waiting List emails sent out

27 May – 31 May

Half Term

7 June

Closing date for acceptances from 2nd round.  Changes of preference and mover address evidence for 3rd round

25 June

3 round allocations emailed and schools advised of further admissions

2 July

Transition Day.  Many children attend their new school for the day

5 July

Closing date for acceptances from 3rd round.  Changes of preference and mover address evidence for 4th round

19 July

4th round allocation emailed and schools advised of further admissions  

19 July to beginning of September

Places allocated as they become available

24 July

Summer Break

19 August

Final Waiting lists letters posted

September 2020

The new school year starts

All admissions need to apply through Bucks County Council. Details of the procedure can be obtained directly from the County web-site using the link below.  

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