Admissions Information

Shaw Ridge Admissions for Children starting in Foundation Stage

Applications for places are dealt with by Swindon Borough Council Admissions department.

We have one intake each year, at the start of the Autumn Term.  Reception pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. 

Parents are usually asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school. Places are allocated in the late Spring / early Summer Term – we have a maximum intake of 60 children. 

Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to an Open Evening with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have. This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teachers.  Soon after, children are invited to visit the Reception class for short visits.

School Tours for Prospective Parents

We would be delighted to welcome prospective parents to come and view our lovely school and give your the opportunity to meet with Mrs Cowell, our Head Teacher.

We have school tours available for parents of children who will be starting school in September 2024. To book a tour please email or call the main school office on 01793 871601 

Monday 25th September 2023 - 10am

Tuesday 3rd October 2023 - 1.30pm

Thursday 12th October 2023 - 4.30pm

Wednesday 8th November 2023 - 2pm

Tuesday 14th November 2023 - 9.30am


Admissions for children in Years 1-6

Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. Application for places are initially dealt with by Swindon Borough Council and details are passed to the school to allocate.


Admissions for children starting in Nursery

We operate our own admissions process for children applying for nursery places in our Seedlings class. Application forms are available online or in hard copy from the school office. Email

Currently, we welcome children from their 3rd birthday, however government funding commences from the term after their 3rd birthday. 

We are able to accept government funding for 15 hours or 30 hours per week depending on availability and the number of children in the nursery.

Nursery Registration Form

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