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 Associate Headteacher together with a visit of the school.

Applications For Reception

Applications for entry to our Reception class for September 2018 opened on 1st September, 2017.

The school's Published Admission Number (PAN) for September 2018 will be 12.

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 2014 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 paper application form which is available from the school office.

On 18th April 2018 letters will be despatched to all parents who submitted a paper 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.  Appeals will be heard late June/early July.  If you applied online you will be able to log back onto the online system on national offer day to view the outcome of your application.  You will require your username and password which was created at the time of the application.  You will also receive confirmation of the offer by letter.  3rd May is the deadline for parents to accept the place they have been offered.  If you do not respond by this date, Wiltshire Council will assume that you do not want the place and it will be offered to another applicant.  20th May - any spare places which have become available after 18th April will be offered.

Applications received after the January deadline will 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.

 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.

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 2018-19

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.