Our school is controlled by the Swindon Borough Council Admissions Team
The Admissions Team are now accepting applications for September 2018 for Primary, Junior and Secondary and UTC (Year 10) applications, therefore please find below information regarding the Allocation Process for September 2018.
SBC have a new system for processing In Year applications (Sept 2017). You can find detailed information by following the link - click here.
SBC in year application form - click here. If you require help please ring the SBC Admissions Team on 01793 445500
The online system is now available or parents can download a paper application. Information for parents is available on the Swindon Borough Council Website: click here for primary and secondary information from SBC 2018-2019
Current Space in Bishopstone Primary School (as of March 2018, please check with the school office)
Reception - Full
Year 1 - Full
Year 2 - Full
Year 3 - Full
Year 4 - Full
Year 5 - Two spaces
Year 6 - Full
Our current full capacity is 49.
SBC - Timeline of Activity 2017-2018
|1 September 2017||
Application process opens
|26 September 2017||
Drop in session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
|5 October 2017||
Drop in session : 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|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|
New children joining Reception - September 2018
Starter Dates - September 2018
Monday 4th June 2018
We are delighted to hear that your child will be starting with us in September 2018.
Meeting for parents
I would like to warmly invite you into school to meet with ourselves and find out more about the curriculum and day to day routine at Bishopstone CE School on Monday 2nd July at 6.00pm. We would be grateful if you could let us know if you will be unable to attend so that we can make alternative arrangements to pass on any important paperwork and information to you. At the meeting we will be going through basic information about the school and also discussing the preparation you can do with your child to ease the transition. We will also take the opportunity to arrange a time and date for a home visit (if you feel this would be beneficial) by their teacher – Miss Pearson. Miss Pearson will contact their nursery, if they attend one, so that she can see them ‘at play’ and talk to their current teachers.
We invite the children into school for two afternoons before the end of this academic year to meet the staff and the other children. It also allows them to begin to familiarise with the school, so that they settle quickly and happily when they start school properly in September. The dates for these afternoons are as follows:
TUESDAY JULY 10th 1.15 – 3.15 pm (this will be a quiet afternoon with the children from school out at swimming)
THURSDAY JULY 19TH 1.15 – 3.15 pm
For the first two weeks of September term your child will come to school part-time. We create a staggered entry because young children can become very tired when they begin full time school. If you feel after the first week that your child is ready to begin full time then we can of course accommodate that, after discussion with the teacher. It is also a big change of routine for them and they will be joining a class of Year 1’s and 2’s who are already used to school. The official start date for the beginning of the September term is TUESDAY 4th September, you will be given this timetable at the meeting.
We really care about your child’s first impressions of school and learning and aim to make their transition into the classroom a smooth, stress free and enjoyable one. After all, starting school can be one of our most lasting memories.
We look forward to meeting you on Monday 2nd July.
2nd July 6pm - Parent meeting
THURSDAY JULY 10TH 1.15 – 3.15 pm - Induction afternoon 1
THURSDAY JULY 19th 1.15-3.15 pm - Induction afternoon 2
Week beginning Tuesday 4th September - induction week - children to attend part time for the first two weeks to allow smooth transition into school.
- For the application to apply for free milk (for children up to the age of 5) or if you wish to pay for this service to continue, please speak directly to Mrs Tremlin in the office who has the relevant forms
- Mrs Tremlin is also able to supply you with the school water bottle and rucksack
- Please click here for map showing location of school uniform providers
Welcome pack 2017 click here. Welcome pack for 2018 will be distributed at the welcome meeting.