The Wilson Primary School


Admission to Nursery

Children normally join the nursery when they are three years old and parents are advised to register their child for the waiting list at the age of two. Deciding on the right placement for nursery and school is important and we do everything we can to help. Visits to the nursery and main school are welcome and can be arranged by telephone. Our nursery has places for twenty-six children in the morning and twenty-six in the afternoon.  A place in the Nursery does not mean that your child will automatically get a full time place in the School. 

Our nursery has 3 hour places (universal offer) for 26 children AM or 26 children PM sessions or 30 hour places for those who are eligible. 

Please click on the link for our Nursery Admissions Policy and Nursery Application form.

Am I eligible for a 15 hour place or a 30 hour place?

Go to the childcare choices website to find out whether your child is eligible for a 15hr or 30 hr Nursery place.

Admission to Reception Class

Children are admitted to a Reception class in the September of the year  in which they are five and are determined by Reading Borough Council Admissions Department.  Children will have had the chance to visit their new class and meet their teacher on a number of occasions.  There are often more applications that places in Reception Class and attending Nursery does not give your child priority for admission

Children who have been allocated a place by Brighter Futures for Children in our Reception class will have had the chance to visit their new class and meet their teacher on a number of occasions. We offer a holistic transition process for all children  including a transition day, visit to your child's current Nursery and home visit. We use this transition to build relationships, getting to know your child and family. 

Admission to Main School

All In-Year Admissions are arranged by Brighter Futures for Children Admissions Team on behalf of Reading Borough Council. Applications for a school place must be made to the parent’s/carer’s home local authority. Please apply at the Civic Centre, Queen’s Walk, Reading RG1 7AE or telephone 0118 937 37 77. Click here to be directed to:

Brighter Future for Children School Admissions and Applications.

Admissions policy 2023-24

Admissions policy 2024-25

Admissions Guide 2023-24

Appeals Guide

Click here to see our Attendance policy

Secondary Transfer

At the beginning of year six parents make a choice about which secondary school their child will attend. Representatives of the local secondary schools visit Wilson and some invite children for an induction day. We ensure that these arrangements are made smoothly and all information is passed on so that parents and children can make the right choices.

Secondary School Admissions

 Click here to see our Attendance policy