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Admission Arrangements

When changes are proposed to admission arrangements, all admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements  that will apply for admission applications the following school year. Where the admission arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement to consult, subject to the requirement that admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period. 

There are no changes to our Admission Arrangements at Baylis Court School but we are now at the end of seven years since we last consulted on them.

We are therefore opening a period of consultation from 25th November 2019 to 17th January 2020

I would like to emphasise that there are no changes to the Admission arrangements. 

If you would like to comment on the Admission Arrangements please write to:

Mr Richard Kearsey

Chief Executive Officer

Baylis Court Trust

Baylis Court

Gloucester Avenue

Slough

Berkshire

SL1 3AH

Your comments will be considered by The Board of Trustees, but unfortunately we will not be able to respond to them individually.


Baylis Court School is an 11-18 Specialist Arts Academy for girls with a clear vision for academic excellence. As a Specialist Arts Academy the Governors are the Admissions Authority for Baylis Court School and are responsible for all decisions about admissions.  Applications for admission should be made via Slough Borough Council's website here

The 2018 Published Admission Number (PAN) for Year 7 is 160.

Places are allocated according to the following criteria:-

  • Children in public care
  • Special Educational Needs (ECHP)
  • Specialist Arts Academy Places (10% of places are allocated via performing arts auditions)
  • Children of staff in the school (conditions apply)
  • Siblings, twins and same-year siblings

APTITUDE ADMISSIONS 2020/21

10% of places are allocated via dance or drama auditions. 

 Further information can be found in our promotion leaflet.

To apply for admission in September 2020, please complete this application form and return it to school no later than 3pm on Thursday 3rd October 2019.

APPEALS AGAINST NON-ADMISSION

Appeals shall be heard in accordance with the Schools Admission Appeals Code of Practice. Under this Code of Practice the school exercises its right not to consider further appeals for the same child within the same academic year.

Appeals will only be heard from parents who have first sought admission and been refused.  Please contact Slough Borough Council if you would like to appeal against non-admission.

The school will agree any changes to its admissions with the Secretary of State for Education. Details of admissions and appeals arrangements will be published each year.