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We currently (March 2018) have some vacancies in our Year 7, 8 and 9 cohorts. We also have a few vacancies for our September 2018 Year 7 intake. Should you wish to take up a place for your child please apply through Slough Borough Council but contact the School and let us know that you are applying for a place so we can help track your application. Please contact Kaneeza Hussian in Student Services or Sumen Bains, Assistant Headteacher.
At our Open Evening in October a number of parents raised some queries in regards to our intake for Year 7 in 2018 and our current Year 7 and 8. These are as follows:
Question - I have been informed that Wexham School is in Buckinghamshire. Is this the case?
Answer - Wexham School is in Slough and Slough Borough Council handle all admissions for us. We are on the Slough/Buckinghamshire Border which may explain why this has caused confusion. We welcome applications from both residents in Slough and Buckinghamshire.
Question - Will my child gain a place at Wexham if they do not already have a sibling in attendance?
Answer - This is a factor which assists a child gaining a place in the school but it is not the only factor. Many families apply for their first or only child and successfully secure a place in the school.
Question - I live outside the catchment area so will my child get a place at Wexham?
Answer - It has been many years since secondary schools had automatic catchment areas. Distance from the school is still part of the admissions criteria should there be more applications than places available. Wexham School is situated on the edge of Slough, this means we have a lovely large green site which gives the school a 'campus' feeling. However, this means our natural catchment is large as there is very little housing to the North and East of the School. Many students attending Wexham currently live in Langley, Chalvey, Cippenham, Britwell, Burnham and Upton.
Question - If you have a vacancy do normal admissions criteria apply?
Answer - Not always. If a school has a vacancy in any particular year group as long as your child's date of birth would place them in that year group a place should be given unless the School or Local Auhtority deem this to be a Fair Access admission.
Question - What facilities does Wexham have?
Other than usual teaching classrooms Wexham is very well resourced. We have:
- A large multi-purpose sports hall
- A fitness suite, used by students for lessons and after school
- A full size 11 a-side floodlit astro turf pitch, a smaller multi use games area currently used for Netball and Tennis and considerable outside field space.
- A fully equipped Dance Studio, Drama Studio, Art and Music Suites.
- Fully equipped technology classrooms offering Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Electronics and Textiles Education.
- From 2018 we are also opening a three storey building which will provide new accommodation for English, Media, Humanities and MFL, as well as a superb new 2 floor library and sixth form area.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions.
Personalised tours, to fit in with your family schedule, are available. Please contact us on 01753 526797 and ask to speak to the Headteacher's Personal Assistant or email email@example.com. We will be delighted to show you around the school and answer any questions you may have.