Admissions to Preshute C of E Primary School are controlled by Wiltshire Council.


Most children start school in Reception in the September following their fourth birthday. However, by law a child does not have to start school until the term following their fifth birthday.

All Reception-age children are offered full time places when they start primary school.

If your child's birthday is between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, then they are due to start school in September 2019. You will need to apply for a school place by 15 January 2019. On 16 April 2019 a letter will be sent by Wiltshire Council to all parents who applied for Reception places prior to the January deadline, offering a place at one school. You can appeal if you have not been offered a place at your preferred school.

Late applications (received after 15 January 2019) cannot be made online; only paper applications will be accepted by Wiltshire Council. They will be considered after the first round offers and so will not be determined until late June 2019 at the earliest.

Please note, this year's application round for Reception places for September 2019 is now open.

Wiltshire Council Forms and other useful Links

Further information relating to the admissions procedure and relevant documentation can be found on the Wiltshire Council website:

Forms, guides and documents
Apply for a school place
Wiltshire Determined Admissions Arrangements 2018-19
Wiltshire Determined Co-ordinated Scheme 2018-19

Wiltshire Council School Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 01225 713010
Fax: 01225 713775

Wiltshire Council
County Hall
BA14 8JN

In Year Transfers

Please click here to read the Wiltshire Council procedures for admissions during the school year.

Transfer to Secondary School

At the end of year 6, children transfer to secondary school, with the majority of our children going to St John’s, Marlborough. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Wiltshire Council in the Autumn term of Year 6. The deadline for secondary school admissions for September 2019 is 31 October 2018. Your child will bring home a form or you can apply online. Parents will find out on 1st March 2019.

Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to St John’s are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September. These arrangements include visits to Preshute by St John’s staff, visits made to St John’s by our Year 6 pupils and Parents Evenings when you can visit the school and meet the teachers who will be directly involved with your child/children.

Preshute Induction and Welcome Pack

For details of Preshute's induction arrangements for Reception pupils, a copy of our Welcome Pack, or to arrange a visit to our school, please contact the school office (or click on the links for documents).

For a copy of our New Student Admission Form - click here.

Visiting Preshute

Please contact the office for an appointment if you would like to look round our school. Tel: 01672 512754; mailto:


Complete your admissions application form for Preshute Primary School online.
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Contact Us

Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.

01672 512 754

Interim head teacher: Mr Neil Baker

Deputy head teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy

Admin officer (Reception): Mrs Ange Baldock