EYFS Admissions

At our school…

A school place is made available to all children from the September following their 4th birthday.

Full time education is available to all reception pupils (EYFS)

All children generally start fulltime from the first day of the Autumn Term. We go for it! However, if this does not suit your child please talk to us and we will make arrangements as appropriate and legal!

The school day is 9am – 3pm.

We want to ensure that your child has the smoothest possible start to his or her school career. This information is to help you know what to do and when to do it!  (The whole process is probably more difficult for you, than it is for your little one!). However, there is a lot to think about and it can spoil what should be an exciting & enjoyable time for you and your child if you feel unsure. Read on………

All our admissions are co-ordinated by the Schools Admission Team, Schools Branch. You can contact them via the Customer Care Team at County Hall in Trowbridge on 0300 456 0100 . To find out about the school’s admission and appeals arrangements go to https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-admissions-online.

APPLY ON LINE AT https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-admissions-online


Primary Admissions






12 midnight

15th January 2024

16th April 2024 is National Offer Day.


  • All paper and online applications must be received by midnight.
  • If you apply after this time your application will not be considered until all those received before the deadline date have been processed. 
  • This means that the outcome of your application may not be decided until the end of May 2024.


Our Induction Procedures:

Parents’ Meeting: Wednesday 12th June 2024 held in the school hall @ 6.30pm                                  

Come along and chat to the Headteacher, Reception Class teacher and school staff as well as finding out more about our school.

Induction Sessions for our new pupils

We hold four induction afternoons during the Summer Term (June and July). We hope that your child will be able to attend these sessions so that they can become used to their new classroom and the school environment. These induction sessions (Caterpillar Come and Play Days) are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday 19th June 2024
  • Wednesday 26th June 2024
  • Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Please come to as many as you can! Some or all.

Contact with Pre-School Settings

A member of staff from our Early Years Team contacts each child’s pre-school setting.  We liaise closely with the staff in each setting and receive the Foundation Stage Profile for each of the children. If you have any concerns regarding your child starting school please contact Mrs Justine Watkins, via the school office, and she may arrange for extra visits to be made or arrange for individualised arrangements to be made.

When can my child start school?

Your child must be in full-time education from the start of the term following his or her fifth birthday. In Wiltshire, children can start school from the September following their fourth birthday.

Contacts (Education)

Mrs Justine Watkins    – Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Jodie Waters   – Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher (EYFS)   

Miss Hannah Crook – Senior Teacher

We are here to help and support you!


Contacts (Office)

The School Office Administrators are Mrs Mel Munt and Mrs Jenna Tiley.

Telephone: 01722 327227

Email: admin@stratford-sub-castle.wilts.sch.uk