Crown Wood Primary School is an academy within The Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT) and the Greenshaw Learning Trust is the admissions authority for the school.

The admissions process is administered by the school in accordance with and pursuant to these arrangements and Admissions Policy of the Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT).

Crown Wood Primary School has a Published Admissions Number of 90 for entry into Reception in September 2019.

For entry into Reception Class in September 2019:  Parents must submit their Common Application Form stating their preferred schools to Bracknell Forest Borough Council (or their 'home' Local Authority, if outside Bracknell Forest) no later than 15 January 2019.

For In-Year Admissions:  Parents should contact Bracknell Forest Borough Council (or their 'home' Local Authority, if outside Bracknell Forest) 

The current admissions arrangements, including our over-subscription criteria can be read here: 

Admissions Arrangements 2019-20


Nursery Admissions

Admissions into our Nursery Class are administered by the school office, which can be contacted by telephone on 01344  485448 or by e-mail at for further information.

Nursery Admissions Arrangements 2018-19

To read more about the Nursery, please go here.

Crown Wood Primary School has a maximum of 39 places in its nursery. This comprises of 39 in the morning session and 39 in the afternoon session.  

We will admit 18 for Universal places (15 hours) and 21 for Extended places (30 hours).   If the school receives less than the published number of available places for universal entitlement then they will admit more extended entitlement places up to their admission number and vice-versa.  No places will be held back for children moving into the area or applying later. 

If after the offers have been made and a place becomes available at the nursery it will be offered according to the published criteria and numbers available under each entitlement.

We are only able to accept applications for full-time Nursery places from parents who are eligible for the government’s 30 hours funding.

 Applications will be processed as follows: 

If the child is 3 on or between:

Applications to be made to nursery by:

Eligible for a nursery place at the start of the following term:

1 April and 31 August 2018

30 April 2018

Autumn Term (Sept) 2018

1 September and 31 Dec 18

30 September 2018

Spring Term (January) 2019

1 Jan and 31 March 2019

31 January 2019

Summer Term (April) 2019



Where the school receives more applications than places available then children should be admitted in the following order:

a) Children in public care (looked after children), or a child who was previously looked after or fostered under an arrangement made by the Local Authority (see definition under explanatory notes);

b) Children undergoing an Education, Health and Care Plan needs assessment or with an Education, Health and Care Plan (which names the school);

 c) Children of permanent staff where:

  • Where a member of staff has been employed at Crown Wood Primary School for two or more consecutive years; or
  • The member of staff has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  • In order of the proximity of their home address to Crown Wood Primary School, with the closest having the highest priority.

 d) Children who have siblings at the nursey or in the school, and who will still be attending the nursery or school at the time of the child’s admission. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, stepbrother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case, who is living as part of the same family unit at the same address, Monday to Friday.

 e) Other children by age order (admitting eldest first).