Primary school places and admissions

Primary school admissions for September 2018

This information is relevant for parents who need to  make an applications for a primary, infant or junior school places for September 2018 

Applications can be made from Friday, 1 September 2017

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:

  • 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 they can start Primary or Infant school in September 2018
  • 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 they can start Junior school in September 2018 

Timeline of activity

Date Activity
1 September 2017

Application process opens
Applications can be made by hardcopy application form or using the online admissions system  

26 September 2017

Drop in session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Swindon Library, Orbital Shopping Centre,Thamesdown Drive, Swindon. SN25 4AN

5 October 2017

Drop in session : 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swindon Borough Council Offices, Committee room 2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street. SN1 2JH

15 January 2018 Deadline for receiving ontime applications
Applications made after this time can only be made by hard copy application forms and will be considered as late​  
16 March 2018  ​Deadline to submit any changes of address for consideration  
​16 April 2018  Offers made to parents
30 April 2018  ​Deadline for accepting places 



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