Admissions

Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place at our school you need to contact Wiltshire Council who deal with all our admissions. Please click here to access their site  Wiltshire schools admissions

The school follows the Determined Admission Arrangements for Community Schools set by the Local Authority, details of which can be found here Wiltshire Council. The school’s admission number (PAN) is 202.

By law children must attend school from the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.  It is the policy in Wiltshire, however, to allow children to start school at the beginning of the school year in which they reach their fifth birthday.  Thus children may start school in the September following their fourth birthday.

Children born between 1st September and 31st March can start school on a full time basis from September.  Summer born children (those born between 1st April and 31st August) can start full time in the September if their parents so wish – it is down to parental choice.  If parents decide they want their children in part time initially, they would start full time from the following January.

Prior to starting school the new reception class children and their parents are invited to be part of our comprehensive induction programme.  Information concerning our induction programme is given to parents once a place has been confirmed.

Children usually spend four sessions in their class prior to the term in which they are due to start school. Whilst the children are getting to know their teacher, parents are invited to an evening meeting with the Headteacher to discuss the induction process.

Potential parents are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the Headteacher and look around the school prior to applying for a place at the school.

Transfer

Children transfer to Noremarsh Junior School in the September following their seventh birthday. Year 2 children spend some time at Noremarsh prior to their transfer and there is close co-operation and liaison between the two schools.  Parents will need to apply for a position via the Wiltshire Council County Admissions team.

School Organisation

The school consists of three age groups. Early years – Foundation stage (EYFS), Year One (Y1) and Year Two (Y2). Children spend seven, eight or nine terms in school, according to when they are admitted. Depending on the numbers in each group, classes will at times be made up of more than one year group.