Applying for a Reception school place to start September 2019

This year’s application round for Reception places for September 2020 is now open.

By law a child does not have to start school until the term following the fifth birthday. However, most children start school in the September following the fourth birthday.

When should I apply for my child to start school?

If your child’s birth date is between: Apply for a school place from: Application Deadline: School start in:
1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 1 September 2019 15 January 2020 September 2020
1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 1 September 2020 15 January 2021 September 2021
1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 1 September 2021 15 January 2022 September 2022

You can apply by completing an application online at

On 16th April 2020 letters will be dispatched to all parents who submitted an application form by the 15th January 2020 deadline, offering a place at one school.  If you have been refused a place at your preferred school you can appeal.

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 2019 at the earliest.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01225 713010
Fax: 01225 713775

School Admissions
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
BA14 8JN


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.

Mrs Anne Schwodler

Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Toni Holford-Wright
Contact Information
Mrs Susannah Greenbank
Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4BX
01672 513101

Mrs Sue Kent
Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4BX
01672 513101