Earley St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School is an academy – which means we set our own admissions policy independently of the local authority. We are bound by the government Code of Practice for admissions and co-ordinate our admissions timetable with that of the local authority, for the admission of children into the Reception year. Parents apply before the closing date in the January before the September of the school year in which their child will reach 5 years old.

The main difference between an academy like ours and a local authority school is that we also admit children, one of whose parents is a regular worshiper at St. Peter’s – but who might not live in our catchment area or have siblings at the school already.

Demographic changes are affecting schools throughout the area, and we are a big school offering 70 places per academic year. We are happy to welcome children whose parents want a place at Earley St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School and you may get a place, even if you do not live in our catchment area..

So if you are interested in exploring the possibility of offering your child the first rate education we can provide at Earley St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School, please make an appointment to meet the Head teacher and tour the school with our pupil guides. On request, a school prospectus will be sent to you by the school secretary, who can be contacted on telephone number 0118 9261657 or by email


The arrangements for admission to the school in the academic year September 2021 – 2022 have now been determined and these can be found on the school’s website under Admissions.  If you consider that these are not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or the law relating to admissions, you may object to the Schools Adjudicator. Contact details can be found on the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website

The deadline for sending objections is 15th May, 2020



Due to the COVID19 situation, the school is applying for a variation to the faith over subscription criteria. The Supplementary Information Form will be available to download from September 2020.