Forest & Sandridge About Us

Admissions

Overview

We welcome all children to Forest & Sandridge School and enjoy celebrating the different backgrounds, experiences, and interests they have. From the moment your child arrives in the school, they can be sure of receiving a warm welcome and support and nurturing from all the staff who work with them. Our staff share the primary aim of keeping all children safe and helping them achieve their potential during their time with us.

All admission applications are coordinated through Wiltshire Council. If you wish to apply for a reception place for September or a place at any other time of the year, you can do so using the link below.

We also have paper application forms available at school if you prefer. We are more than happy to offer any support you require with your application, so please ask in the school office if you need assistance.


Open Days

We have two open mornings in October and November to give prospective parents a chance to look around our school and learn a bit more about the school through a short talk by our headteacher. To find out more, get in touch with the school office.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your child to our family at Forest & Sandridge.


Admissions 2019-20

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What to Expect

Children will be invited to attend 2 play sessions at school before they start. New parents will receive a letter with details of these and their child’s start dates at school by the end of June.

Class teachers will visit your child at their preschool setting in June. They will also invite you into school with your child before the children start in September for an informal consultation.

This will be a chance for you to chat on a 1:1 basis with your child’s teacher and for your child to explore their new classroom with you. Details of these sessions will be given out at the play sessions.

Applications to attend any of The White Horse Federation's schools are welcomed from all families. If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, you need to apply for a primary or infant school place by 15th January 2019.

For more information on our admission policy, the admission process, key dates, and how to apply, please see our policy documents on the right.

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If you are unsuccessful in your admission application, you have the right of appeal. The information below will provide you with help and advice. If you wish to discuss the appeal procedure with someone, please contact Liz Wakeley at the school on 01225 703394.

The timetable for appeals is as follows:

Admissions’ Appeals Timetable for Forest & Sandridge Church of England Primary School

For on-time applications within the normal (annual) admissions round:

  • Parents have 21 school days to return an appeal form to the school from the date of their refusal letter. Forms are available here.
  • Admissions authorities must hear the appeal within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
  • Appellants will have at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.

For late applications within the normal (annual admissions round)

  • Parents have 21 days to return an appeal form to the school from the date of their refusal letter. Forms are available here.
  • Admissions authorities must hear the appeal within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
  • Appellants will have at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.

For in-year admissions

  • Parents have 21 school days to return an appeal form to the school from the date of their refusal letter. Forms are available here.
  • Admissions authorities must hear the appeal within 30 school days of appeal being lodged.
  • Appellants will have at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.
Letter for Appeals pack Download
Explaining appeals procedure for parents Download
SDBE Parent guide to Appeals Download
Appeal Guidance for Parents Download
Admissions Appeal Form Download

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