Reception 2023 Entry

We very much welcome enquiries from prospective families and seek to be of assistance throughout the application and allocation process.  

We are now able to book tours of our wonderful school, which will allow you to appreciate the school ethos and the many opportunities our children are able to enjoy.  The video above will provide you with a glimpse of daily life at Danesfield, and we can't wait to show you around. If you would like a tour please contact Mrs DiMascio on 01628 483031 or who will be delighted to make a convenient appointment for you to visit.

Applications for admission to Reception classes in September each year are dealt with under the Buckinghamshire Coordinated Primary Admissions Scheme.  Please visit the Buckinghamshire County Council website for full details and to apply for a school place. 

Key dates: 

1st November 2023 - Online application portal opens for Buckinghamshire residents only

15th January 2024 - Deadline to submit your online application via the Buckinghamshire Council website

16th April 2024 –  National Offer Day.  If you applied online you will be able to log on and view your offer.  You will also receive an email from Buckinghamshire.

Please read our admissions policy, which also covers our over-subscription criteria (what happens if there are more applications received than the places available).

In-year admissions

We are currently full in all year groups.  However places can become available as children come and go due to family moves, particularly as we have Service (RAF) families at our school. We offer fantastic pastoral care and our teachers are experienced in welcoming new children into their classes.

What is the process?

  • In the first instance, please contact Mrs DiMascio, the admissions secretary at  
  • All applications for admission at any other time than normal entry into Reception should be made directly to the school on an In-Year Application Form. We are a Foundation school where the Governing Body is the admitting authority and will make all in-year admission decisions.  
  • When we do not have spaces available, your details will be added to our 'Expressed Interest List' (waiting list).  
Please see our admission policy for full details.

Why choose Danesfield?

We are incredibly proud of our school.  We aim to be inspiring, to nurture all our children to achieve their full potential, and to develop happy, well rounded children with a love for learning.

We have a wonderful woodland setting with an abundance of outdoor space for sports, outdoor learning and forest school.  Our incredible staff are supported with the best available training and resources, including huge investments in guided reading schemes across the whole school, new IT (laptops, tablets,  digital suite) providing us with some of the best primary school facilities in the country, and a soundproofed music studios.

We are a high achieving school - our performance in national tests, which has always been very good, is improving year on year.