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 2018-19.

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 2019 was 15th January 2019 at noon. Notification of whether your child has a place at our school will be posted to you in April 2019. For late applications (ie. after 15th January) notifications will be posted out in June 2019.

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.

Admissions for September 2019 opened in September 2018 and closed in January 2019.

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.