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Shinfield C of E Junior School has a distinctive ethos which is at the centre of school life. We provide an inclusive, supportive and caring environment, shaped by Christian values in which children can learn and flourish. We welcome applications from all members of the community without reference to ability or aptitude, and irrespective of whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or no faith, but we expect parents to respect the Christian ethos of our school. 

Although we are a voluntary Aided school we have appointed Wokingham Borough Council to manage our admissions so School places at Shinfield St Marys are allocated by the School Admissions Department of Wokingham Borough Council. You will find all of the information you need regarding applying for a school here.

See below for a guide for parents, containing all of the statutory information you will need to know about applying for a school place.

The Admissions Team can be contacted on 0118 974 6000.

If your application for a place at our school is unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal. The timetable for this process can be found below. 

Appeal Timetable for 2023-24


Appeal Stage


Deadline for first round primary appeals

(must give applicant 20 school days from date of refusal to prepare and lodge their appeal)

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Appeals will be heard

(Must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline to lodge appeals )

Between Monday 10 June and

Wednesday 17 July

Later Applications

Applicants must be given 20 school days to return and lodge their appeal. Within 40 school days of that date, their appeal will be heard.

In-year admissions, parents must be given 20 school days from the date of refusal to prepare and lodge their appeal.

The appeal must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.