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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 (Nursery) at the beginning of the term following their third birthday. 
  • Children start FS2 (Reception) in the September of the year they will be 5 years old.


Overall, the school has the capacity to accommodate 120 pupils.

The authority tries to ensure that we admit 24 - 30 children into our first class each year.


Visits to the School/Nursery

We would love to show you round our school. Please telephone (01753 852894) or call in to make an appointment for your visit. 


How to Apply

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.


Reception: September 2021 Entry

Children entering FS2 (Reception) will be accepted in September for the school year. Parents can defer a place until the child is statutory school age. Apply online for first time admission into school (open until January 15th 23:59 2021). - 


What do I do if I missed the application deadline (15th Jan 2021)?

  • Any applications received after 15th January for Reception will be deemed as 'late'. If you live in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, please contact the Admissions Department (see contact details below).


What do I do if I've missed the deadline and I do not live in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead?

  • You will need to contact your current local authority.


What do I do if I've applied for/accepted a Reception place for a school in another local authority?

  • You will need to contact your current local authority.


When do I find out about a Reception place for my child?

  • Families who submit their applications within the deadline (i.e. before 15th January 2021) should find out about Reception places from RBWM in April 2021.
  • Families who submit their applications a little after the deadline (i.e. after 15th January) should find out about Reception places in May 2021.


RBWM Admissions Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding your child's application for Reception, please contact the Admissions Department at the Town Hall in Maidenhead.  Via: -


In-Year Transfers 

  • Families should apply for an in-year transfer for their child(ren) via the RBWM website. You can apply via this link or follow the steps below -
    • 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)
  • School applications can also be obtained from the Admissions Department at the Town Hall in Maidenhead.  Via: -
  •  If you are applying for your child to start with us in September 2021, you should find out about places in June/July 2021.
  • 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.


RBWM Admissions Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding your child's application for for an in-year transfer, please contact the Admissions Department at the Town Hall in Maidenhead.  Via: -



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.        



Applications for nursery can be obtained from the school office (see below for contact details). 


January 2021 Entry

We (Alexander First School) will work on sending out confirmation letters and application packs from week commencing 7th December 2020 to families who have already registered their child to start in our nursery in January 2021. We may be running four taster sessions in Nov/Dec (details are included on the home page in the 'News' section). If you'd like to come along to any/all of our parent/toddler taster sessions, please give us a call or send us an email (contact details below).Our nursery team will carry out home visits in January. New children will start with us on 8th & 9th January). 


School Office: 01753 852894