School Admissions

From 1st April 2020 Shinfield Infant and Nursery School became an academy school within a Multi Academy Trust (The Circle Trust). The Trustees of the Circle Trust became the Admissions Authority for the school.

The admissions arrangements for all mainstream academies and free schools must comply with the School admissions code and the School admission appeals code.

The Circle Trust admissions policy – please click here

Admission arrangements 2020 – 2021 – please click here
Admission arrangements 2021 – 2022 – please click here
Admission arrangements 2022 – 2023 – please click here

Admissions for Foundation Stage

Admissions for Foundation Stage entry for 2020 – 2021 need to be made to your home local authority. Please contact your home local authority for further information on how and when to do this.

The link to Wokingham Local Authority can be found here

Catchment Map

If your application is for a child who has a medical or social need please complete this additional form – please click here

To view our School Information Leaflet – please click here

Applications received for admissions for Foundation September 2020 – please click here

In-year Admissions

To apply for a place outside the normal Foundation admissions round, applications should be made directly to The Circle Trust.

Please complete the form below and return to The Circle Trust by emailing or the postal address given on the form.

To download the Shinfield Infant and Nursery School In-Year Admissions form – please click here







If you have received a refusal of a school place and wish to lodge an appeal, please follow the link for further information.

If you have any queries about admissions to Shinfield Infant and Nursery School, please send an email to