We are proud that Ofsted recognised in July 2018 that we are a "welcoming and inclusive school" and that children told the inspector that it was "easy to make friends at English Martyrs".

We normally have several open days during the year on which prospective parents can come and learn more about our school. You would also be welcome to visit at other times.

We are always more than happy to answer any questions by email or over the phone – just contact the office to make an appointment for a call.

Applications for places in Early Years in September 2024 have to be submitted to Reading Borough Council (or your local council if you do not live in the Borough of Reading) by 15th January 2024. The RBC portal for online applications to Reading primary schools will open on 10th November 2023. You should also submit a separate Supplementary Information Form directly to the school.

We want every child to make a smooth and successful start to their time at English Martyrs and we will contact parents of new Early Years children in the summer term with information about transition arrangements (school visits, parent information sessions, uniform ordering, etc.)


Online Admission Site Opens  10 November 2023
Closing Date For Applications  15 January 2024
National Offer Day For On-Time Applications  16 April 2024
Deadline For Parents To Accept  1 May 2024
Waiting List Activated TBC
Closing Date For Receipt Of Appeals  15 May 2024
Appeals To Be Heard If Submitted By Deadline  7 May 2024 (This is subject to change)
Admission Round Ends  31 August 2024


Applications for places in other year groups are called "in-year applications".

We aim to inform parents of the outcomes of applications for in-year places within 10 school days.

Admission forms should be sent to Reading Borough Council. The “Supplementary Information Form” should be returned to the School. Please follow the links below for further details.