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Please remember that if your child will be 4 years old on or before 31st August 2018 you will need to apply for a place in the Reception Class for September 2018. Forms will be available from the School Office in September 2017 and MUST be returned to Wiltshire Council by 15th January 2018.  You can also apply online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk.  Tours of the school can be arranged through the School Office.


This year's application round for Reception places for September 2017 is now closed.

The school's Published Admission Number (PAN) for September 2018 is 30.

By law a child does not have to start school until the term following their fifth birthday.  However, most children start school in the September following their fourth birthday.

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2018 they are due to start school in September 2018 and you will need to apply for a school place by noon on 15th January 2018.  All children will be offered a full time place but, if you would prefer your child to attend part-time or to delay entry until later on in the academic year please contact the school directly to arrange this.  All admissions are administered by the Local Authority.

You can apply by completing an application online or by completing a common paper application form.

On 16th April 2018 letters will be despatched to all parents who submitted an application form by the January deadline, offering a place at one school.  If you have been refused a place at your preferred school you can appeal. Details of how to appeal can be found below.

Applications received after the January deadline wil be considered after the first round and this means that the outcome of your application will not be determined until late June 2018 at the earliest.

For full information click on the booklet.


Admissions for Other School Years

Before a child is admitted to the school in any other year apart from Reception, a Primary School Admission Application Form for Transfers must be completed by the child’s parent or guardian. These can be obtained from the school or from County Hall and should be returned to the school when completed.

Click the link to see our admissions policy Admissions 2017-18

Transfer to Secondary School

At the end of year 6, children transfer to secondary school and unless parents make alternative arrangements for secondary education, children living in Calne and the surrounding villages usually transfer to The John Bentley School in Calne. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Wiltshire Council in the Autumn term of year 6. The deadline for secondary school admissions for September 2018 is by 12pm on 31 October 2017. Your child will bring home a form or you can apply online.

Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to The John Bentley School are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September. These arrangements include visits to Cherhill by The John Bentley School staff, visits made to The John Bentley School by our Year 6 pupils and Parents Evenings when you can visit the school and meet the teachers who will be directly involved with your child/children.

Contact Details

Email: admissions@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01225 713010
Fax: 01225 713775

School Admissions

Wiltshire Council
County Hall
BA14 8JN



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