How to Apply

Waddesdon Church of England School is a heavily oversubscribed school that is currently full in every year group, with all year groups currently 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 continue to rest with the Governing Body (now the Governing Body of the Academy Trust) who follow their published rules. Nevertheless Governors are required by law to operate within the coordinated admission arrangements of the Local Authority (Bucks County Council) for entry into Year 7. Applications for other year groups come directly to the school.

Catchment Area

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 Bucks County Council via their website or alternatively you can speak directly to an Admissions specialist by calling 01296 395000 and selecting option 3.

Catchment Area Map for admissions from September 2020

BCC – Find a School Near You

September 2021 Admissions

Admissions Policy 2021 – 22

Church Commitment Form for entry from September 2021

Please note that the Governing Body has applied on the advice of the Oxford Diocese to vary its admission arrangements so as to ignore the period 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. Approval of the variation is awaited.

September 2020 Admissions

Admissions Policy 2020 – 21

Church Commitment Form for entry from September 2020

Other Documentation

The following documents are available to download:

Prospectus 2020/21

Sixth Form Prospectus

In-Year Applications

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.

Right of Appeal

Parents wishing to appeal against any decision to refuse a place should request an appeal form direct from the school. Please email

Guidance for Parents on Appeals Process