Dear Parent/Carer,

A warm welcome to the world of Penn Wood School. We do hope your application is successful. 

At Penn Wood,  'Better Never Stops' and we aim to be exceptional for all our children. 

We prioritise language learning and books are the golden thread throughout our knowledge rich curriculum.

Education is a partnership between home and school in which we work together to provide the very best outcomes for your child. 

Please watch our school's film so that you become more familiar with the strong essence of our school.

Mrs Jane Girle


Further information about our admissions process is below.

Admissions Policy

School Application Form 

Nursery Application Form

Charging and Remissions Policy

Attendance and Extended Leave Policy  (see Appendix A, B & C on the Attendance page)

Medical Form                                                    

Please click here to access Slough Borough Council's Guide to Admissions 2019. Penn Wood is a community school and our admissions criteria can be accessed on page 39 of this document.

Please see below for further information relating to school and nursery admissions.

If you are a resident of Slough Borough Council and you have a child whose date of birth is on or between 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015, then you will be required to apply for a primary school place for the 2019-2020 academic year. This application needs to be made by January 2019. You must only apply through Slough Borough Council if you are a Slough Borough Council resident.

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.

September 2020 entry to secondary school (for current Year 5)

If your child turns 11 between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, they will start secondary education in September 2020. 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 purposes 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 to.

To register for the 11+ entrance exam for the Slough Consortium you must complete the online registration process. This will register your child to sit the 11+ Entrance Examination for entry to Year 7 in September 2020. The examination will be held on Saturday 15th September 2018 at four testing centres in Slough.

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, 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 lst until October 31st 2019.  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 allocated 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.

Any parents who have children at Penn Wood but live outside of Slough should contact their home authority for a CAF.

Secondary transfer process 2019

Nursery  Admission

To apply for a place in our nursery please fill in an application form and return it to the school. To view our admission policy for 2018/2019, please click here. Alternatively, please visit our school for a hard copy.

Children, aged 3 and 4 years old, attend our nursery 5 days a week during normal school terms, either in the morning or afternoon.

Morning session 8:40am - 11:40am 

Afternoon session 12:25pm - 3.25pm

Recent changes by the Government means that some parents will be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare a week effective from September 2017. To check if you are eligible for 30 hours free childcare, please refer to the document at the following link: The checking system for 30 hours free childcare is available by following this link: Once you have completed this check you will need to complete this form and return it to the school

We provide 15 hours of nursery education. If you ideally require 30 hours childcare (subject to validity of eligibility codes) please advise the school and we will work with you and other agencies to endeavour to meet your requirements. 

Please click here for the Coram Family and Childcare toolkit, developed following the 30 Hours Mixed Model Partnership project, commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and designed to support mixed model partnership approaches to delivering the extended free entitlement for three and four year olds. 

Nursery Brochure

Nursery Application Form

Parental Declaration Form for Early Years Funding

Appendix G Short Consent Form

Please click here for the school's Privacy Notice for Pupils

Help With In-Year Admission To All Other Year Groups

To apply for a school place in any other year group, parent/carers must contact their local authority. Further information on the admissions process and application form for Slough residents can be found here.

Further Information

If you would like to visit the school, need advice on admissions, or wish to discuss the admissions process for Penn Wood School, please contact Deborah Reid at Penn Wood School to discuss your individual requirements at or by telephoning 01753 521811.

General  Admission

If you require a place in one of the Borough's maintained schools please contact the Admissions Team at Slough Borough Council.

Admission into Penn Wood Primary School is allocated in accordance with, and by, Slough Borough Council who can be contacted in the following ways:

Tuesday and Thursday Visits to My Council (Landmark  Place, High St., Slough) 12-5.30pm
Wednesday and Friday By telephoning 01753 875728 from 10.00am-5.30pm