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.
In Year Admissions
If you are considering an in year admission please contact Mrs Krista Passmore within the main School Reception in the first instance, 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 Passmore (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 Admin Officer, Mrs Passmore, 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.
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:
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 (Covid Dependent). 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.