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Denefield adheres to an admissions policy prepared in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Department for Education (DfE). The policy provides guidance to parents/carers whose children would be admitted to Year 7 as part of the normal cycle, admission to the Sixth Form and admission outside of the annual admissions route.

During the normal admissions round, any parent/carer not offered a school place at their preferred school has the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. This can be for a place at one or more of your preferred schools and against an alternative school place that has been allocated by West Berkshire Council. Information on how to appeal will be provided with the result of the application. Appeals must be lodged by the dates set out in the coordinated and in-year admissions scheme for the normal admissions round or within 21 days from the date of the offer or refusal letter. 

Normal admissions round timetable 

31 October 2024 Closing date for applications
1 March 2024 Offers and refusals issued to Parents/Carers 
20 March 2024  Parents/Carer acceptance of offer 

30 March 2024

31 March 2024 

Closing date for appeals - Reading Borough Council

Closing date for appeals - West Berkshire Council