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If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 you may be thinking about applying for a Reception class place for September 2024. 

If you would like to apply for a Reception class place at Walter Powell Primary, you will need to apply through Wiltshire Council.

If you would like to apply for a place in our pre-school, please contact the school office via or phone us on 01249 720797.

If you would like to make an in-year transfer to our school, the best place to start would be to contact the school office via or phone us on 01249 720797.

Please feel free to read the policy documents below and get in touch if you have any questions.

The admissions process can be daunting for first-time parents so do ring us on 01249 720797 if you are unsure.


Admission Numbers and Appeals

Every effort is made to make a place available for your child in our school. However, schools have a limit on the number of children they can take. In the case of Somerford's Walter Powell Primary School this is 15 in each year group. This figure is set by the Local Authority (LA) and agreed with Governors and Academy Trust. If the number of children wanting a place is below the set figure, your child will be offered a place. There may, however, come a point when there are too many children of that year group for them all to be given a place. If a place is not available on application you have the right to appeal to Wiltshire County Council Education Authority. Appeals are heard by an independent panel. A Guide to Admission Appeals can be obtained from the Admissions Team via the County Council website.

Contact Us

We are happy to answer your questions.


  • Dauntsey Road, Great Somerford, SN15 5HU

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