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Admission to Priestley Primary

Children must attend school full-time from the start of the term following their fifth birthday. Wiltshire Council’s Admissions Policy is that children may attend school in the September of the school year in which they will be five. Currently all children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 September and 31 August start school full-time in September.  It is usually a phased start over the opening couple of weeks that involve the children coming in for mornings, then morning and lunchtimes before having the whole day in school. During these first couple of weeks the Class Teacher and Learning Support Assistant will visit you at home to discuss your child’s individual needs.

Prospective parents are warmly encouraged to call in or telephone to arrange a meeting with Mr Marsh-Ballard and a tour of the school prior to their child starting. To ease the transition from home or pre-school into the classroom we invite parents and new entrants in for some sessions during the Summer Term prior to starting.


To visit our school please contact the school office to organise an appointment for a guided tour.

Please find a link to the Wiltshire County Council admissions where you will find all the information you need on how to apply for a school place or transfer mid-year. It is the parent's responsibility to apply for a school place for their child, a place will not automatically be allocated.


Wiltshire Schools Admission 


Wiltshire Schools Admission Criteria

Priestley Primary School Catchment Map

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