Admission for September 2019
Thank you for choosing Denefield School. We look forward to welcoming your child in September 2019.
Many more parents/carers have applied for places at Denefield than the 200 we have been able to accept. Regrettably, this means that we have over 170 applicants remaining on our waiting list for Year 7 places. Due to this demand, confirmation of your acceptance of the place must be registered with your local authority (Reading Borough Council by Friday 15 March or West Berkshire Council by Tuesday 19 March). Once confirmed by you, your child's place at Denefield will be secure. Should any places remain unconfirmed they will be reallocated to students from our waiting list.
The transfer to secondary school is a key moment in a child's education and development, and therefore we work very hard to ensure this transition goes smoothly. We have developed the following successful Year 7 transition programme:
Transition meetings for parents and pupils
Individual 20 minute appointment letters, to meet with a member of the school’s senior leadership team, will be sent in due course. Appointments will take place between 4.00pm and 7.00pm on one of the following dates:
Thursday 13 June
Thursday 20 June
Thursday 27 June
Days in school
Pupils will be invited to join us for a day during which they will get a chance to meet staff, current Denefield students and pupils joining us from other schools. All pupils from the same primary school will visit on the same day. The designated day will be notified to you closer to the time but will be one of the following days:
Tuesday 2 July 8.30am to 2.55pm
Wednesday 3 July 8.30am to 2.55pm
Thursday 4 July from 8.30am to 2.55pm
Year 7 Induction Evening (for parents and pupils)
Pupils will find out which house and tutor group they will be in, meet their Head of House and other members of their house team. Parents/carers will meet staff and governor representatives at a presentation and receive additional relevant information. There will be an opportunity to purchase uniform at this event.
Monday 22 July between 7.00pm and 8.00pm