The admissions process can be daunting for first-time parents so do ring us on 01249 720496 if you are unsure.
The majority of school applications are now done online, although a paper application can also be downloaded from the Wiltshire Council website. If you do not have access to a computer and printer please call us on 01249 720496 and we will be happy to download one for you.
Parents of children wishing to change schools during the school year can download the appropriate form from the Wiltshire Council website. The Admissions Department at Wiltshire Council can be contacted for advice on 01225 713010 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read their online help here.
The School is able to take a maximum of 17 children to the first year of entry in any academic year. This is based on the physical capacity of the School and will only be exceeded in exceptional circumstances. The School follows Wiltshire Council admissions policy.
Children are entitled to a full-time place in the September following their fourth birthday. However, there are some circumstances in which parents can seek a place for their child outside of their normal age group, In addition, from 2015, parents of a summer born child have been able to choose not to send that child to school until the September following their fifth birthday. All applications for children requesting admission outside their normal age group will be processed as outlined in Wiltshire Council’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, which has been drafted in line with the School Admissions Code (see below).
The Local Board has approved the policy for the September 2019 intake (please see below). Any objections (if you think the arrangements are unlawful or do not comply with the School Admissions Code) should be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May.
**The school is an academy of the Diocese of Bristol Academy Trust; as such, its Local Board has delegated authority to set the admissions arrangements for the school and will be consulting on the arrangements for 2020 from 7th December**
The admissions criteria comply with the current Schools Admission Code and guidance from Bristol Diocese and Wiltshire Council. The draft policy can be found below.
If you have any comments, please send them to the Chair of the Local Board, Mrs Claire Kennedy ator to: Mrs Claire Kennedy, Christian Malford CofE Primary School, Church Rd, Christian Malford, Chippenham, SN15 4BW. The consultation closes on 20th January 2019.