Admissions arrangements for 2018

As the school is a DBAT academy, the Local Board has delegated authority to set the admissions arrangements for the school and is now consulting on the arrangements for 2018.   Please click admissions-policy-swp-2018-19 to access the document.

A hard copy can also be provided.  If you would like the document to be sent to you, please contact the school office on 01249 720797

If you have any comments, please send them to the Chair of the Local Board, Mrs Claire Kennedy  at or to:

Mrs Claire Kennedy

Somerfords’ Walter Powell Primary School

Dauntsey Road

Great Somerfor

SN15 5HS

Comments are not sought on the Planned Admission Number (PAN) or on the statutory requirements.  For more information on the latter, please see the Schools Admissions Code.


Schools Admissions Code

The consultation period will close on 9th January 2017.


The admissions process can be daunting if it’s the first time you’ve encountered it so please ring contact Mrs Law or Miss Johns on 01249 720797 if you have any questions.

The majority of school applications are now done online, although a paper application can also be downloaded from the Wiltshire Council website.  If you do not have access to a computer and printer please call us on and we would be happy to download one for you.

For children starting school in September 2017 the deadline for applications is midnight on 15 January 2017.

Parents of children wishing to change schools during the school year can also download the appropriate form from the Wiltshire Council website. The Admissions Department at Wiltshire Council can be contacted for advice on 01225 713010 or email them at You can also read their online help here.

We are able to take a maximum of 12 children to the first year of entry in any academic year.  This is based on the physical capacity of the School and will only be exceeded in exceptional circumstances.  Please see the admissions policy below for information regarding selecting pupils who apply and our oversubscription criteria.

The School follows Wiltshire Council admissions policy;

Children are entitled to a full-time place in the September following their fourth birthday. However, there are some circumstances in which parents can seek a place for their child outside of their normal age group,  In addition, from 2015, parents of a summer born child have been able to choose not to send that child to school until the September following their fifth birthday.  All applications for children requesting admission outside their normal age group will be processed as outlined in Wiltshire Council’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, which has been drafted in line with the School Admissions Code.

Please see the documents below for more details.

2016-17 Admissions Policy

2017-18 Admissions Policy

School Admissions Code

Wiltshire Council’s Determined Coordinated Scheme for 2017-18