Chirton Primary


This year we have places available in our Reception class as well as a small number of places in some other year groups.

If you are interested in applying for a place please contact Mrs Bridewell in the School Office who would be happy to arrange a meeting with the Headteacher together with a visit of the school.

Applications For Reception

Applications for entry to our Reception class for September 2022 opened on 1st September, 2021.

The school's Published Admission Number (PAN) for September 2022 is 15.

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 2017 and 31st August 2018 they are due to start school in September 2022 and you will need to apply for a school place by noon on 15th January 2022.  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 paper application form which is available from the school office. If you do not live in Wiltshire, you must complete the common application form which is produced by your home local authority, even if you wish to apply for a place at a Wiltshire School.

On 16th April 2022 letters will be sent out to all parents who submitted a paper application form by the January deadline, offering a place at one school. Alternatively, if you applied online you will be able to log back into the online system on national offer date to view the outcome of your application. 

For full information click on the booklet above.


 If you have been refused a place at your preferred school you can appeal.  Appeals will be heard late June/early July. 

Late Applications

If you apply after the deadline of 15th January, 2022 your application will not be considered until all of those applications received before the deadline have been processed.

Second round applications received between 16th January, 2022 and 23rd April, 2022. Applicants will receive a decision on their application around the end of May 2022.

Third round applications are applications received after 23rd April and they will not be considered until after 30th June, 2022. Applications received after 23rd April will be considered in date order of receipt. Decisions on third round applications will be made and posted out as soon as possible after 30th June, 2022.

Applications for all other year groups

If you wish to apply for a place in any year group other than Reception please contact the School Office initially to see if any places are available.  If they are, we would be pleased to arrange a visit and you will then need to complete a separate admission application form through the Local Authority.  There is no deadline for these applications.  They are processed throughout the year by the Local Authority in the order in which they are received.

Parents can only hold one offer. Therefore, if an offer is made to a child during the second or third round of allocations any offer made in an earlier round will automatically be withdrawn


Secondary School Applications

If you have a Year 6 child who is leaving us in July 22, you can apply for a secondary place from 1st September 2021. The closing date is midnight on 31st October 2021. You can apply online at or complete an application form, which can be obtained on the Wiltshire Council website.

Other Useful Information

A Parent’s Guide to Finding a Primary School Place 

Reception Year Admission Form   

Wiltshire Council Admission Arrangements for Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools 2020-21

Wiltshire In-Year Fair Access Protocol

How Waiting Lists Operate


Please contact the School Office if you are interested in spaces in particular year groups or if you have any questions about the admissions process in general or visit the Wiltshire Council website,, which has very comprehensive information on all aspects of admissions.