Admissions

Our school aims to provide a place for all children whose address is within the designated area of West Ashton; defined as in the area within the ecclesiastical boundaries of the parish(es) of West Ashton.

A full-time school place is available for children from the September following their 4th birthday in our Reception class. Children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 will be admitted to school September 2017. Parents can request their child attends school part-time until their child reaches compulsory school age.

Deadline for Application for Admission to Reception Year in September 2017

Applications for Reception Year entry for the academic year starting September 2017 need to be formally registered with the Local Authority School Admissions Team at Wiltshire Council by noon on 15th January 2017. Please come and visit our school if you are interested in us as we recognise that this is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child; this can be arranged through the school office. We are always happy to meet with new families.

A decision on the admission of new entrants will be made during Spring Term, 2017. The parents or guardians of each child who applied will receive written notification of the outcome from the Local Authority on the date determined in the Wiltshire Council Co-ordinated Primary Admission Scheme. Late applications will not be considered until after all of the applications which were received on time have been processed.

Applications Outside the Normal Admissions Round

In-year applications for the school year 2016-2017 outside the normal admissions round (e.g. children moving into the area or children wishing to transfer from another school to West Ashton Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School should be made directly to the Local Authority Admissions Team at Wiltshire Council. Please do come and visit our school first as we would love to meet you; this can be arranged through the school office.

Admissions Policy

The full admissions policy can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.  Our policy is (while there are adequate places in each year group) to offer a place to all applicants irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity, country of origin, disability or academic ability.

Our school participates in the Local Authority's Fair Access Protocol.

Where our school is named in a child's Statement of Special Educational Needs, the governing body recognises a duty to admit the child to the school.

Where parents wish to be given preference on the grounds of their faith within their application for a place at our school they should complete the school's supplementary information form (SIF) which is available from the school office. This form must be completed and returned to the school together with documentary evidence by 15th January 2017, if it is to be considered during the admissions process. Confirmation of status may be requested from the relevant priest or pastor.

Over-subscription criteria

A full list of the over-subscription criteria can be found in our Admissions Policy (see below for download).

2017/18

Our Governors have considered admissions for 2017/18 and will admit a PAN of 18 pupils. Any comments can be directed to the Chair of Governors steve.farndale@westashton.wilts.sch.uk or direct to our school office in writing.