Applying for a Reception school place to start September 2022

To apply for a school place at Marlborough St Mary’s for September 2022 please click on the following link.

Applying for a school place in reception for September 2022

If your child’s birth date is between: Apply for a school place from: Application Deadline: School start in:
1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 1 September 2022 15 January 2022 September 2022
1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 1 September 2023 15 January 2023 September 2023
1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 1 September 2024 15 January 2024 September 2024

Apply online

You can still apply after the deadline date but it will be considered a late application. You cannot apply online after 15 January deadline day, instead you will need to complete a paper application form for a primary school place, you can also read our guidance notes on how to complete the application form.

There is no automatic entry from a nursery into a school, and there is no automatic offer of a sibling place (a place for a brother or sister).


Changing your child’s school in the middle of a school year (in-year transfer)

Children, who are in year two at an infant school and do not wish to apply to transfer to a junior school, can apply to transfer to a primary school.

  • Parents wishing to apply for a place at a primary school should submit an in-year transfer form
  • Application forms can be downloaded from our forms, guides and policies page or obtained by calling Customer Services on 01225 713010

Admissions arrangements for the bottom of the admissions page.


Determined Admission Arrangements Voluntary Controlled Community Primary schools 2021-22 [305.88KB]


Determined Admissions Arrangements for VC & C schools [309.86KB]


In Year Transfers

Please click here to read the Wiltshire Council procedures for admissions during the school year.

Transfer to Secondary School

At the end of year 6, children transfer to secondary school, with the majority of our children going to St John’s, Marlborough. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Wiltshire Council in the Autumn term of Year 6.

Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to St John’s are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September. These arrangements include visits to Marlborough St Mary’s by St John’s staff, visits made to St John’s by our Year 6 pupils and Parents Evenings when you can visit the school and meet the teachers who will be directly involved with your child/children.