If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Children come to our school from South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Somerford Keynes and other neighbouring villages.
You will be sent a Common Application Form to complete by 30th January for admission the following September, or this can be done online.
The school's application for admission form should be completed,in addition to a permission form for either KS1 (Foundation and Years 1 and 2) or KS2 (pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6)and Gloucestershire County Council's admission form and returned to school as soon as possible. Children for future years should also be enrolled when parents are reasonably sure that a place will be required. Admission forms are available from the school, playgroups and nursery schools. These forms can be found at the bottom of this page.
Places are offered for September intake on 1st April. Popular schools fill up and it is in everybody’s interest to register children as soon as possible.
Parents moving into the district and wishing to send their child to this school are invited to contact the Headteacher for information and to arrange a visit. However, placements are dealt with by the Local Authority now and parents must contact Gloucestershire County Council on 01452 425000 to arrange their child’s place at school.
New entrants may be admitted in the September before their fifth birthday. Children can then spend three full years in the infant classes. Parents of the children who have been registered are invited to an informal meeting during the summer term before the child starts school. They are able to meet and talk with the teachers responsible for the youngest children and the Headteacher. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussions and the planning of future visits.
Starting a new school is a very important step. We aim to cater for every child, and are always happy to hear parents’ views. Admissions in September are ‘staggered’, enabling a small group of four year olds to begin each day. This helps to ensure that the children receive maximum attention during their first few days at school. In general terms, part-time attendance that gradually increases to full-time is best. Sometimes a very young child may prefer a long period of part-time attendance. This is perfectly possible. The time spent at home is still very rewarding and parents are asked not to rush their children if such arrangements would be worth consideration. In all but exceptional circumstances, all children will be offered full-time attendance by the October half-term.
Our main feeder playgroups are in South Cerney and on the Duke of Gloucester Barracks. Details of the South Cerney playgroup are available by calling in during working sessions, every morning and some afternoons. They can also be contacted by telephone on 01285 860340.
Places are offered for September intake towards the end of March. Popular schools fill up and it is in everybody's interest to register children as soon as possible.
Can parents please complete both an 'application for admission form' and also one of the permission forms below, either for KS1 pupils (Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2) or the permission form for KS2 pupils (pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6).
More information regarding September Reception intake is available on the Gloucestershire County Council website, on the following links: