Joining us

Our school is controlled by the Swindon Borough Council Admissions Team

The Admissions Team are now accepting applications for September 2019 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.  For their full admissions document please 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 2019-2020

Current Space in Bishopstone Primary School (as of September 2018, please check with the school office)

Reception - 1 space

Year 1 - Full

Year 2 - Full

Year 3 - Full

Year 4 - Full

Year 5 - Full

Year 6 - 2 spaces

Our current full capacity is 49.

Our feeder Secondary is Ridgeway - dates below 2019

Yr6 parents evening: Tuesday 25th June 6-7:30pm

Yr6 induction days: Thur 27th and Fri 28th June

July 2019 - Year 5 Saturday open morning - Saturday 6th July 10-12

Yr5 Wednesday open mornings: Wed 10th and Wed 17th July

Transition co-ordinator is Maria Nuevo

SBC - Timeline of Activity 2018-2019

Date Activity
3 September 2018

Application process opens
Applications can be made by using the online admissions system  

27 September 2018 Drop in session : 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swindon Borough Council Offices, Committee room 2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street. SN1 2JH
8 October 2018

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

15 January 2019 Deadline for receiving ontime applications
Applications made after this time will be considered as late​  
15 March 2019  ​Deadline to submit any changes of address for consideration  
​16 April 2019  Offers made to parents
30 April 2019  ​Deadline for accepting places 

New children joining Reception - September 2018

Starter Dates - September 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Dear Parents

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.

Induction programme

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.



Week beginning Tuesday 4th September - induction week - children to attend part time for the first two weeks to allow smooth transition into school.  From Tuesday 4th - afternoons only, from Monday 10th - mornings only.  Children can attend lunch and these should be pre ordered through the school office.  From Monday 17th they will begin fulltime.


  • 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 provider