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Our Admissions Arrangements contain full details of our admissions criteria. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries over the admissions process.

Our Published Admissions Number is 60. This means that we can admit up to 60 children into our Reception classes each September.

Our non-statutory admission limit for all other years is also currently 60 per year group.

Amesbury Archer Primary School have two classes per year group.  

2023-2024 Admissions Arrangements

2023-2024 Supplementary Information Form

2024-2025 Admissions Arrangements

2025-2026 Admissions Arrangements

MLP Reception Year Deferral Requests

Catchment Map

In Year Admissions

If you are considering an in year admission please contact Mrs Laughlin, Senior Admin Officer (, who will be able to guide you through the admissions process. Applicants will be considered in line with the determined Admission Policy. Where the school has no spaces available, because the admission of another child would prejudice the efficient education of others at the school or would prejudice the efficient use of resources, the application will be refused and a right of appeal, as set out below will arise.

To apply for an In Year place please complete the In Year Admission Form (and Supplementary Information Form if applicable) and return to Mrs Laughlin (hard copies are available on request).

The Trust aims to respond to in year admission requests within 10 school days (maximum time to respond is 15 school days).

Pupils wanting to transfer from another school

We are happy to accept pupils who wish to transfer from another school, providing that there is sufficient space in their year group class. We would, however, strongly advise you to openly discuss your plans with your child’s current school especially if your child is experiencing difficulties there.

Visiting the school

If you would like to visit the school, please make an appointment with our Senior Admin Officer, Mrs Laughlin, who will be pleased to show you around the school and answer any questions you may have.

Admissions Appeals and Timetable

Applicants who are refused a place at Amesbury Archer Primary School have the right to submit an appeal to an independent Admission Appeal panel.

MLP Admission Appeals Guidance for Parents   

MLP Primary Admission Appeal Form 

MLP Primary Admission Appeals Timetable 

Securing a place for your child at our school

We would always advise and welcome you to contact the school directly in the first instance. We welcome the opportunity to show people around our school and can happily discuss your child’s needs. We are also able to advise you of the availability of places but cannot guarantee them. All admission applications should, however, be made through the applicant's home local authority.

Parents of children living in Wiltshire who wish to apply for a Reception place at Amesbury Archer Primary School are encouraged to apply online at:

Alternatively, a paper copy of the Primary Common Application Form is available on request from the applicant's home local authority or from the school offices. Completed forms from applicants living in Wiltshire should be sent to: 

Wiltshire Council



 BA14 8JB

 We will be pleased to help with any aspect of your application.

There are deadline dates and it is important that applications are made by the right time.

All applications are dealt with by Wiltshire Council. Their website gives details of the deadline dates and general information.

Foundation Stage Induction

At Amesbury Archer Primary School children start school in the September after their 4th birthday. Once allocated a place your child or children will be invited to come into school for some introductory sessions during June/July. We also offer home visits where our staff can meet children on their own territory whilst providing an opportunity for parents to share important information with the school. We often have children join us in school years other than Reception. The same admission criteria apply and we will always aim to take children if we have space. Children spend their first year at Amesbury Archer Primary School following the Early Years Foundation Stage within their Reception year. They will start to follow the National Curriculum when they move into Year One. 

Our induction program is designed to ensure that the move from pre-school and home is as smooth as possible. 
The children then join us on the Monday of the second week of term; initially they will stay for the morning and are collected at the beginning of lunchtime. We like children to begin school on a part-time basis while the children get used to the routines of school life. 
During the third week of term our new children stay for lunch and go home at the beginning of the afternoon. Most children then stay in school full-time from the fourth week of term. This is very flexible and is led by the teacher’s assessment of the child in close partnership with the parents.


If you wish your application for a school place to be considered against the ‘Vulnerable Child’ criteria please ensure you submit all related evidence by the application deadline (15th January).  Any evidence received after this date will not be considered.  Further information can be found in the relevant year’s Admission Arrangements.