A warm welcome and thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at our primary school.

St Mary’s School is a great place to study. We have an exceptional staff, support and nurture each student, and deliver a first-class education.

On this page, you can find information about how to apply for a place, in-year admissions, open events, and what to expect for your child’s first days at the school.

Admission Policies

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How to Apply

Admissions to the school are coordinated by Wiltshire Council, and your application can be completed and submitted online.

Click the button below to visit the Wiltshire Council applications website for the application form and further details.

Click here to apply now

If you would like your child to join our school, Please contact our school office to find out more.

For advice about the application process, please contact: [email protected]

Visit our School

To arrange a tour of the school, please contact our school office. We’d love to show you and your little one around our fantastic school. In the meantime, why not watch our school tour video below:

In-Year Admissions

We welcome students joining us at any time of year. If you currently live outside of Wiltshire, you can find more information about transferring to a Wiltshire school by clicking the button below.


St Mary’s CE Primary School is delighted to welcome new pupils throughout the year. Though they may not join in September, children who are transferred to the school during the academic year will receive the same welcome and introduction to life at St Mary’s as all other new starters. Our staff will make sure that the transition is a smooth and comfortable one, supporting new pupils in making friends and becoming familiar with the school.

If you wish to consider joining St Mary’s we strongly recommend a visit to appreciate the friendly atmosphere of the school and our extensive grounds.

Applying for an In-year Transfer

No matter the reason, if you are considering moving your child to another school, we would love them to join us at St Mary’s CE Primary School. As we are a voluntary controlled school, the in-year admissions process is governed by Wiltshire Council, who ultimately make the decision on the outcome of your application. This also means that applications should be made to the council, not our school.


New Starters - What to Expect

Children are admitted to school in the September of the year in which they are five and will be admitted to school full time after their initial induction period. Priority for admission will go to children living in the catchment area and will be agreed according to the Wiltshire County Council Admissions Policy during June.

Children will be invited to attend for a series of visits to the reception class before they start on a daily basis. Prior to these visits, and admission to the school, the class teacher will make a home visit when parents will have an opportunity to talk to them, fill in the necessary forms, and receive a brochure.