Amesbury CE Primary School


For Reception

As a local authority school, admissions to Amesbury CE Primary School are managed by Wiltshire Council and a link to their website is available HERE.  On the site you will find all the information you will require regarding the admissions process.

Our Admissions Policy follows that of the Wiltshire Local (Education) Authority.  For Reception pupils, this means all children start school in the September following their 4th birthday.

Is your child 4 between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020?  If so, they will start primary school next September (2020). You must apply for a Primary School place by 15 January 2021.

The preferred method of application is online at -

If you are considering sending your child to Amesbury CE Primary School then we would welcome the opportunity to show you around our school and let you see for yourself what we have to offer.  Please contact the school office to arrange a visit (01980 623009).

To request a booklet ‘Finding a primary school place in ‘Wiltshire’ or for a paper application form, please ring 01225 713010.  All forms should be returned to Wiltshire Council, not the school.

We are happy to show prospective parents around the school before they make an application.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment (01980 623009).


Mid-Year and Non Reception Admissions

If you would like to apply to transfer your child/ren to Amesbury Primary School, we recommend that you telephone the school on 01980 623009 to check whether places are available in the required year groups, and to make an appointment to visit the school and take a tour with the Headteacher.  Wiltshire Council admission forms are available from the school office.


Admission and Oversubscription Criteria

The Full Local Authority admission criteria, applicable to Amesbury Primary School, can be assessed by clicking here -


Transfer to Secondary School

At the end of year 6, children transfer to secondary school and unless parents make alternative arrangements for secondary education, children living in Amesbury and the surrounding area usually transfer to The Stonehenge School in Amesbury. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Wiltshire Council in the Autumn term of year 6. The deadline for secondary school admissions for September 2020 is by midnight on 31st October. You can apply online for a school place.


If you have any further questions about applying for a school place, or to arrnage a tour of our school, please contact the school office on 01980 623009 or by email