Welcome to Wyvern St Edmund’s. On this page, you will find information relating to admissions. This will mean either that your child is moving from Year 6 to Year 7 or that they are moving secondary schools during the school year.
Choosing your child’s secondary school is a big decision and one that lasts a lifetime! We want to make sure that both the decision making process and then your child starting at the school is as straightforward and as welcoming as possible.
Mrs Lodge, our Admissions Officer, deals with all admission enquiries (email address provided below).
Summer Term Year 5 /Autumn Term Year 6 - choosing your secondary school
Moving from primary school to secondary school is exciting but can also be a source of worry for some. We will do everything we can to make sure that you and your child feel fully supported throughout the whole process.
We will be delighted to show you our school, through tours, Y5 taster days and open evenings. In the Summer Term of Year 5 and Term 1 of Year 6 (Sept – Oct) we run tours to show you and your child around our school. These tours are typically in small groups. They are very friendly and informal and we answer your questions as we walk around the school.
Typically there is a meet the Headteacher evening during Term 1 Year 6. This is usually a ticketed event and further details will be published nearer the time.
We trust that you can then make an informed decision and be confident that you have chosen the correct school for your child.
Do take time to look at our Prospectus as it will answer many of those frequently asked questions (FAQs), as well as the rest of our website particularly the About WSE section.
Applying for a school place if your child is in Year 6
You can apply for a school place for your child by completing either the online form or by completing a paper copy Wiltshire Council Admissions. The deadline for this form is the last day of October. On the form you will see that you have to choose three schools giving a first, second and third choice. Wiltshire Council Admissions then collate all these forms and sort them based on a child’s eligibility. Many do get their first choice but it does mean that some will get their second or third choices.
March 1st is national offer day;
- Letters are posted to all parents/carers who applied by the 31st October deadline offering them a place at one school
- Parents/carers who apply online will be able to log back on to the online system on national offer day to view the outcome of their application
- You will require your username and password which was created at the time of application.
- It is important that you keep these details safe as our school admissions team are not able to send duplicate emails to you confirming these details.
- You will also receive confirmation of the offer by letter.
For those that did not get their preferred school, there is an appeals process. Parents/carers who wish to appeal would need to fill out the MLP Secondary Admission Appeal Form which can be found here. Further information can be found here.
Shortly after receiving your offer letter, you will be in receipt of a welcome pack from us. It will have a letter from the Headteacher, to welcome your child to our school. There are forms to fill in and return to us, all of which is explained in the pack. Please contact Mrs Lodge if you are unsure with any of the paperwork.
Year 6 into Year 7 for September
Our transition team oversee students moving from Year 6 to Year 7. We will be working hard to make sure that you and your child are well informed and can be confident of a settled start in September.
Your child will be allocated a Modern Foreign Language from French, German or Spanish.
Links to further information for Year 6 students joining us in September 2022 are provided below.
Information regarding transport is available via Salisbury Reds and the Wiltshire Council Transport Service, links to their websites are provided below.
Applying for a school place if your child is moving secondary schools (In-Year Admission)
If you are considering an in-year admission please phone Mrs Lodge in the first instance, who will be able to guide you through the admissions process.
To apply for an in year place please complete the In Year Transfer form below (and Supplementary Information Form (SIF), if applicable. Available from the Relevant Documents section). Please return all forms to the Admissions email address (hard copies are available on request). Applicants will be considered in line with the determined Admission Policy.
The Trust aims to respond to in year admission requests within 10 school days (maximum time to respond is 15 school days).
Where the School has no spaces available, because the admission of another child would prejudice the efficient education of others at the School or would prejudice the efficient use of resources, the application will be refused. The appeals process is detailed below.
The school works with other Salisbury schools through a fair access arrangement. This may apply to your child.
Wyvern St Edmund’s maintain their own waiting lists for the Year 7 cohort once the application process has been completed. If any places become available at our school in the Year 7 cohort, applicants will be considered as outlined in the school’s Admissions policy (see below).
We do not hold a waiting list for any other year groups.
Wyvern St Edmund’s
For those that did not get their preferred school, there is an appeals process.
Parents/carers who wish to appeal would need to fill out the MLP Secondary Admission Appeal Form which can be found below. Further information can also be found below.