Admissions

Admissions into Year 7

Thank you for considering Abbeyfield as a possibility for your child. At Abbeyfield our belief in exceptional Teaching and Learning has led to record breaking outcomes and phenomenal progress for students. This year’s GCSE results make us one of the highest performing schools in Wiltshire and we would welcome the opportunity to show you our caring and nurturing school which has the highest of expectations for all. Students at Abbeyfield are incredibly successful. We want to share our aspirations to build great futures for all we have the privilege to teach.

Abbeyfield has accepted Wiltshire Council’s Determined Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Secondary Schools within Wiltshire. The school shares the urban designated area of Chippenham is also on the Calne Area board. For entry into Year 7, parents must complete Wiltshire Council’s secondary school admissions form, in hard copy or electronically, by noon on 31st October. On this form parents are invited to state up to three ranked preferences and, as far as possible, applicants will be offered a place at a school for which they have expressed a preference. Abbeyfield School’s admission limit for entry into Year 7 is 180 students. Admission into Year 7 is co-ordinated by a Transition coordinator.

Please contact Sara Gittins our Transitions co-ordinator on 01249 464542 to arrange a tour of the school or attend our Open Evening on 6th October 2016. 18:00 pm. Or attend one of our Open mornings on the 11th and 12th October. 9.15 am – 10.45 am. No need to book. If you have missed these dates then please contact our Sarah Gittins on 01249 464542 to arrange a visit.

In the event of oversubscription Wiltshire Council will apply its oversubscription criteria in the order set out below:

  • Children in care
  • Vulnerable children
  • Shared designated area multiple births
  • Shared designated area siblings
  • Other designated area children
  • Other multiple births
  • Other siblings
  • Other children

If the school is oversubscribed in any of the above categories, the straight-line distance from the child’s home address to the school will be used as the determining factor.

Students with statements of Special Educational Needs are required to be admitted to the school named on their statement.

Please contact Wiltshire Council’s Admissions Team at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN or telephone 01225 713000 for an application form or apply online at https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php (https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php) and further details.

Wiltshire council consultation document on school admissions
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-admissions-consultation

Admissions into other year groups

Parents who wish to apply for their child to enter the school other than in the September of Year 7 should in the first instance approach Wiltshire Council to obtain an admissions form. An appointment can then be made with the Headteacher via the PA to the Headteacher.

Admissions into Post 16

Abbeyfield has places available for entry into Year 12 each September. For full details of our Post 16 admissions process, please refer to the Post 16 Prospectus.