Forms, guides and policy documents

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator.

Objections must be referred to the adjudicator by May 2021. Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

Catchment area

Please visit the Wiltshire Schools Admissions Explorer and enter your postcode to view your catchment area school. There is no guarantee that your child will be offered a place at your preferred school, even if you live within the catchment area.

Secondary school catchment areas

The secondary school catchment layers provides the schools catchment areas within Wiltshire. Please note that faith Schools eg. Catholic Schools do not have catchment areas and these are determined on faith grounds.

The Local Authority Schools; Community, Voluntary Aided & Foundation Schools were set historically by the Local Authority using parish/town boundaries and the Academies determine their own catchment areas.

These are updated annually when the schools confirm their Admissions policies. If there are any large developments that affect the town/parish boundaries this would also start the process for the catchment area to be updated.

The data available here is a static copy of the Secondary School Catchment Areas and is updated in line with the annual updates. However, to ensure you're viewing the latest version, please visit our Education web map

Wiltshire Council Secondary School Catchment Areas (ZIP) [566KB] (opens new window)

2023/2024

Determined admissions arrangements for voluntary controlled and community schools

Determined Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools for 2023/24

Determined Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Secondary Schools for 2023/24

Determined admissions arrangements for co-ordinated schemes

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary School Admissions for 2023/24

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary School Admissions for 2023/24

2022/2023

Delayed entry request forms

If you are applying for a delayed entry you must download and complete the relevant form below as well as submit a formal application. You can either apply online or call  Customer Services on 01225 713010 to request a paper copy of the application form.

Delayed and deferred entry to school -information for parents and carers (PDF) [4MB] (opens new window)

Apply for a delayed entry to primary school (PDF) [65KB] (opens new window)

Apply for a delayed entry to junior school (PDF) [64KB] (opens new window)

Apply for a delayed entry to secondary school (PDF) [65KB] (opens new window)

Appeal forms

School Admission Appeal Form (gi.ui.mediatype.odt) [22KB] (opens new window)

Infant Class Size School Admission Appeal Form (gi.ui.mediatype.odt) [25KB] (opens new window)    

A Parents Guide to School Admission Appeals 2021-2022 (PDF) [753KB] (opens new window)

Parents' guides

Ofsted website

Top tips leaflet for starting primary school (PDF) [633KB] (opens new window)

Apply for a primary school place guide (PDF) [318KB] (opens new window)

Apply for a secondary school place guide (PDF) [271KB] (opens new window)

2022/2023

Determined admissions arrangements for voluntary controlled and community schools

Determined Admission Arrangements for VC & C Primary schools (PDF) [309KB] (opens new window)

Determined admission arrangements for voluntary controlled community primary schools 2022-23 (accessible webpage)

Determined Admissions Arrangement for VC & C Secondary schools (PDF) [186KB] (opens new window)

Determined Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Secondary Schools for 2022/23 (accessible webpage)

Determined admissions arrangements for co-ordinated schemes

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary schools (PDF) [308KB] (opens new window)

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary School Admissions for 2022/23 (accessible webpage)

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme Secondary schools (PDF) [262KB] (opens new window)

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary School Admissions for 2022/23 (accessible webpage)

2021/2022

Determined admissions arrangements for co-ordinated schemes

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary school 2021-22 (PDF) [300KB] (opens new window)

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary School Admissions for 2021/22 (accessible webpage)

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary Schools 2021-22 (PDF) [255KB] (opens new window)

Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Secondary School Admissions for 2021/22 (accessible webpage)

Determined admissions arrangements for voluntary controlled and community schools

Determined Admission Arrangements Voluntary Controlled Community Primary schools 2021-22 (PDF) [305KB] (opens new window)

Determined Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools for 2021/22 (accessible webpage)

Determined Admission Arrangements for Voluntary Controlled and Community Secondary Schools 2021-2022 (PDF) [183KB] (opens new window)

Determined admission arrangements for voluntary controlled and community secondary schools 2021-22 (accessible webpage)

Wiltshire Council's Relevant Area for Admissions

Wiltshire Council's Relevant Area (PDF) [53KB] (opens new window)

Map of Relevant Area (PDF) [5MB] (opens new window)

Policy documents

Any person has the right to refer an objection to the school's adjudicator if they think that the arrangements do not comply with the law or the mandatory requirements of the Schools Admissions Code of Practice. For more information visit the website of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.

Fair access protocols

Primary schools (PDF) [350KB] (opens new window)

Secondary schools (PDF) [185KB] (opens new window)