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Admissions

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 2022 /Autumn Term Year 6 2022 - 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.  Tours can be booked by ringing the school (after 9am) on 01722 328565.  These tours are typically in small groups. They are very friendly and informal and we answer your questions as we walk around the school. 

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 31st October 2022.  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. 

On March 1st 2023 you will receive your offer letter from Wiltshire Council Admissions.  This letter tells you and your child which school they will be attending in September. It is a very exciting and memorable moment!  There is a slip on this letter which needs to be returned to Wiltshire Council Admissions to accept or decline the place. Please do not send this slip to the school.  You can also log back on to the online system to see which school your child has been allocated.

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. Do contact Mrs Lodge if you are unsure with any of the paperwork.

Year 6 into Year 7 for September 2022

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.

Year 7's will start on Monday 5th September 2022.

Links to further information for Year 6 students joining us in September 2022 are provided below.

Uniform

School Day Timings

Equipment for Learning

Medical

Information regarding transport is available via Salisbury Reds and the Wiltshire Council Transport Service, links to their websites are provided below.

Salisbury Reds

Wiltshire Council Transport

For any further queries please contact our Year 6 Transition team.

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.  

Mrs Lodge

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.

In Year Transfer Application

The school works with other Salisbury schools through a fair access arrangement. This may apply to your child.

Fair Access Protocol

Other Information

Relevant Documents

Appeals

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.

Admissions Appeal Form

Admissions Appeals Guidance for Parents

Appeals Timetable 2022