On this page: Information about the admissions arrangements and process for secondary school places in the Borough of Swindon.
Secondary School Admissions – September 2014
Unless you decide to educate your child at home, your child must be in school the term following their fifth birthday. For example, if your child was born between:
Places can be applied for using our online system or by hard copy application form. When applying online you will receive an e-mail confirming that your application has been received. Please note that if you apply using a hard copy application form, the Admissions Team do not acknowledge receipt of these, but parents can contact the Team by phone or email to find out if the application has been received.
Applications for places in September 2014 have a closing date of 31st October 2013.
Even if you think you have registered your child with a school, you still need to follow the application process and ensure that you submit an application before the closing date.
You can apply for places in three named schools (three preferences). These can be within, or outside, the Borough of Swindon. The Admissions Team encourages parents to use all three preferences to ensure they maximise their chances of being allocated one of their preferred schools.
Please note however, the offer of a preferred school place is dependent on the number of applications received and the number of places available. Priority for places will be determined by the individual school’s admission criteria.
For more information on applying visit the How to Apply page.
Drop in Sessions
The School Admissions Team will be holding drop in sessions at the following locations. These are available to all parents applying for primary or secondary school places and give the opportunity to speak to a member of the Admissions Team face to face.
Please see the Drop in Session Poster for further details (89Kb).
If you are making an application for September 2014-15, please see the following page for further details on School Admissions Arrangements 2014-15
Education Transport Policy
When making a decision to apply for a school, consideration should be taken about how the child will travel to school. In certain circumstances, school transport may be provided.
Further information can be found on the School Travel Support page.
If you have any questions about applying for a Secondary School place please contact us.