Waddesdon Church of England School is a heavily oversubscribed school that is currently full in every year group, with all year groups operating above their published admission levels. Additionally 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. Nevertheless Governors are required by law to operate within the coordinated admission arrangements of the Local Authority (Buckinghamshire Council) for entry into Year 7. Applications for other year groups come directly to the school.
Our catchment area map is below. Please note that our catchment area has changed for admissions from September 2020. 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.
September 2021 Admissions
YEAR 7 OPEN EVENING: If you missed our Virtual Open Evening, you can click here to view a recording of the event, which lasts for approximately 25 minutes.
The recording consists of some student music, a presentation by the Headteacher, student interviews and a virtual tour.
Please note that the Governing Body successfully applied to vary its admission arrangements so as to ignore the periods during which churches are compulsorily closed due to COVID-19 regulations when calculating whether the required church attendance has been fulfilled for Criterion 4 and 5 of the over-subscription criteria. The variation is shown highlighted yellow in the Admissions Policy 2021 -22.
Parents seeking a place for their child after the normal admission day in September of each year should initially contact the school to ask for more information about the availability of places.