Consultation on Admissions Policy for 2022-23

The governing body of Malmesbury C of E Primary School is consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the 2022-23 school year.

Please find below a letter outlining the proposed changes to the admissions policy, a copy of the proposed policy, and links to maps outlining the proposed changes to the school’s designated areas.

You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by 16 November 2020. Final arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2021.

Please send any comments regarding this consultation to Clerk to Governors Nicki Warne (, or via the school office at Malmesbury C of E Primary School, Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury, SN16 9JR.

Many thanks for your consideration.

Current Admissions Policy

The capacity of Malmesbury C of E Primary School is 420 and the Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 60. Currently the town of Malmesbury is experiencing growth and a consequent rise in demand for school places. In response, the Governing Body of Malmesbury C of E Primary School has agreed a temporary increase to the PAN in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) of 62, until further notice and/or the provision of additional pupil places by Wiltshire Local Authority.

The Governors of Malmesbury C of E Primary School have determined that the Academy will adhere to Wiltshire Council’s Schools Admissions Policy for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting school

Admission to EYFS (Reception)

Wiltshire Council controls all admissions to our school. The closing date for all applications for children wishing to start in September 2020 was 15th January 2020 at noon. Notification of whether your child has a place at our school will be posted to you in April 2020. For late applications (ie. after 15th January) notifications will be posted out in June 2020.

The deadline for applications for September 2021 entry will be 15th January 2021, and for September 2022 entry the deadline will be 15th January 2022.

Our staff make positive links with local pre-school groups and nurseries and arrange exchange visits where possible. An information booklet for all Reception children who start school with us in September is available by clicking on the button below.

Children must attend school full time in the term after their 5th birthday. However, most children attend school from the autumn term after their 4th birthday.

Other information

Years 1 – 6 Admissions
Please contact us in the first instance for advice on admissions to Years 1-6.

Transfer to Secondary School
Transfer to Malmesbury School is made at the age of 11 years.

Strong links have been established between our school and the secondary school to ensure a smooth transition. Induction visits are arranged during Year 6, and staff from both schools maintain contact through many different links.