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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Admissions FAQs

Please find below some frequently asked questions

Joining The Piggott in Year 7 in September 2024 

The below information relates to joining The Piggott in Year 7 in the normal admissions round.

How do I apply for my child to start The Piggott in Year 7 in September 2024?

Local borough school admissions teams coordinate Year 7 admissions across the borough. To apply for The Piggott School in September 2024, you will need to apply the school admissions team at the borough council in which you reside.

Is my address in catchment?

For details of our catchment area, please view our catchment maps on our website here under the heading Designated Area. You can also check your postcode by clicking here to use Wokingham borough council's interactive map

When will I find out if my child has a place?

Parents will receive their secondary school offer from their local borough council on national offer day, 1st March 2024.

What do I do if my child has not been offered the place on national offer day?

Parents are informed on 1st March which school they have been offered. Queries should be directed to your local borough school admissions team and not to the school. 

The schools will not know who has been offered a place until the Wokingham school admissions team send out the allocation lists to us, this typically happens at the end of March or early April. 

All parents have the right to appeal the school place they have been offered. Wokingham Borough Council handle the appeals process on our behalf. Information on how to appeal can be found on the Wokingham website. Click here to see the information on school appeals. 

Can I add my child to the waiting list?

Wokingham Borough School Admissions team handle the Year 7 waiting list on our behalf, they will maintain the waiting list until September 2024. If you have not been offered a place at The Piggott but wish to go on to the waiting list you will need to email the Wokingham borough school Admissions team.

My child has been offered a place, what do I do now?

If your child has been offered a place, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming them to The Piggott. You will be sent a welcome letter in April 2024, once we have received details of the children joining us from the Wokingham School Admissions team. This letter will include details of the transition events you can expect prior to your child joining The Piggott.

Moving to The Piggott in Years 7-11 

The below information relates to an in-year admission. This means an application to years 7-11 outside of the normal year 7 admissions round, for example if you are looking to move your child from their current secondary school to The Piggott.

Do you have a space for my child?

Currently, we are full in all year groups with waiting lists. To check whether we have places, please contact the admissions officer by emailing 

How do I apply for my child to join your school?

If your child is joining in-year then you will need to fill out an in-year application form. This is available on our website here.

When will I be informed of the outcome of my application?

You will be informed of the outcome within 15 school days of your application. 

Who decides the outcome of my application?

Applications are considered by the Admissions Committee and the Head Teacher. If a place cannot be offered then you can request to be added to the waiting list.

How is the waiting list ranked?

Our waiting lists are ranked according to our admissions policy. You can view our admissions policies here.

How are places offered from the waiting list?

Places are only offered from the waiting list if a place becomes available, for example if a student leaves and a place becomes available. Places will be offered from the waiting list in order until the place is filled. 

Do I need to reapply each year?

There is no need to reapply each year for the waiting list. The waiting list moves up with the year group. 

Joining The Piggott Sixth Form 

To find more about joining our sixth form, please visit the Sixth Form page.