Reception 2021 Applications
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, your child is due to start Primary/Infant School (Reception Year) in September 2021 and you now need to apply for your child’s School place. Please note that you still need to complete this application even if your child is currently attending East Wichel Primary School Nursery.
You can make your via the online application form at Swindon Borough Council by following the link below.
You must submit your application no later than midnight on the 15th January 2021 This is the closing date, the online facility will also close on this date. Offer emails will be sent out to parents on the 16th April 2021.
Information from Swindon Borough Council
We are writing to let you know that if you have a child born between the following dates of 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, your child is due to start Primary/Infant School in September 2021 and you now need to apply for your child’s School place.
Please note it is your responsibility to apply for a school place for your child.
How can I apply?
Applying could not easier. Simply complete the online application form which will be available on our website 24 hours a day 7 days a week on the link below. It must be completed and submitted by midnight 15th January 2021.
Your first step will be to register your details and select a password if you do not already have a Citizen Portal account. You will then be able to make your application. Once your application has been submitted an automatic email receipt will be sent to your e-mail address. You can make changes to your application, including the preferences, up until midnight on the closing date. If you return to your application at any time, simply to view it, or make changes, you must remember to complete the process and re-submit the application. Any unsubmitted applications will not be considered.
Where can I get information about Schools and the Admission Process?
On the link below is the ‘Primary Admission Guide’ which explains the admissions process. This guide has a full list of schools and their addresses together with information on how we allocate places etc. You can view or print the guide from our website at www.swindon.gov.uk/primaryschoolplaces If you do not have access to the internet at home, you can use the computers at Libraries or come along to our Customer Service reception where you can complete the form on our self-service computers (providing you are able to give an e-mail address).
We strongly advise that all Parents/Carers read the Admissions Guide before making their application. You will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood this guide before you submit your application.
Key dates in the application process
You must submit your application no later than midnight on the 15th January 2021. This is the closing date. The online facility will also close on this date. Offer emails will be sent out on the 16th April 2021.
You must accept or refuse the place offered by the 30th of April 2021. (You will be sent instructions on how to accept your place in your offer email). Once you have accepted your child's place the school will contact you with further information. If you would like any further information or assistance with the Admission process, The Admissions Team will be able to answer any queries you have, please submit a general enquiry request via our website.
Yours sincerely School Admissions Team