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Advice for families moving with the Welsh Guards in 2019


Applying for a Reception place at Alexander First School for September 2019

  • The application deadline has been extended to 30th January for Welsh Guard families wishing to apply for Reception places.
  • You will need to apply for a Reception place via your local authority website NOT the RBWM (Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead) website. The database is nationwide so you will be able to select Windsor schools.
  • Any applications received after 30th January will be deemed as 'late'. If the area of the website dedicated to applying for a Reception place is closed, you will need to request a paper application from your current local authority and submit it to them (the LA should be aware that they will need to then pass it on to Admissions at RBWM).
  • Families who submit their applications within the deadline (i.e. before 30th January 2019) will find out about Reception places in April 2019.
  • Families who submit their applications after the deadline (i.e. after 30th January) will find out about Reception places in May 2019.


Applying for a place in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 at Alexander First School (in-year transfers)

  • Families should apply for an in-year transfer via the RBWM website.
    • Go to
    • Select 'Schools and Education'
    • Click 'School Admissions'
    • Select '3. Applying for an in-year transfer'
    • Click the 'Apply for an in-year transfer' button (purple button)
  •  If you are applying for your child to start with us in September 2019, you should find out about places in June/July 2019.
  • When we (the school) have received notification from the Borough that your child has a place with us we will send you out a full application pack to be completed before their start date.


Applying for a place in Nursery at Alexander First School

Applications for nursery can be obtained from the school office (see below for more information). 

Contact details are as follows: 01753 852894




Foundation Stage & School

Alexander First School and Foundation Stage is a community school, which receives Local Authority funding. It is situated on the west side of Windsor looking out on to rural surroundings. The school is classified as small with approximately one hundred and twenty pupils at present.


All staff are dedicated to ensuring pupils make progress in their learning whatever their starting point and have high expectations of them. We have a nurturing approach to learning across the school, so that all children feel valued and are supported to develop their self-esteem and confidence.

  • Children normally start their education in our Foundation Stage.  
  • Children start FS1 at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. 
  • Children start FS2 in the September of the year they will be 5 years old.



We understand that as a parent, sending your child to nursery is a big step and choosing the right setting is possibly one of the most important and emotional decisions you will make during these precious early years. At Alexander First School, we join in fully with the Nursery curriculum and pride ourselves on the high quality and welcoming nature of our nursery, giving children an enjoyable and enriching experience from day one to support their healthy development.



The sessions for three year olds are Monday to Friday 08.50 – 11.50 or 12.15 – 3.15 subject to spaces being available. We offer 30 hours funded spaces as well as 15 hours funded spaces.        


Please contact the school office  if you would like further information or to arrange a time to view our Nursery - 01753 852894


Applying for a place

The Foundation teachers & Head teacher are responsible for admissions into FS1.  The Local Authority Admissions Department is responsible for all admissions into the rest of the school.


Children entering FS2 will be accepted in September for the school year.  Parents can defer a place until the child is statutory school age.


Both the Foundation Stage  and the local authority have an agreed set of criteria for allocating places.  These can be found in our Admissions Policy and on the RBWM website.

Sometimes Foundation Stage vacancies become available mid-term and the Foundation teachers & Head teacher manage this scenario with the Admissions Committee of the Governing Body when necessary.


Applications for FS1 can be obtained from the school office. 

School applications are obtained from the Admission Department at the Town Hall in Maidenhead.  Via: -