School Size

Swindon Borough Council recognises that the school is capable of accommodating 49 children, in two classrooms.

For information on admissions within 2021-2022 please click here to go to the relevant SBC page.  This also includes how children can transfer across Swindon schools.


Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:

1. Where the child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names Bishopstone School in the statement.

2. Where the child is in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.

3. Where the child is resident* in the designated catchment area for Bishopstone School.

4. Where the child has a natural or stepbrother or natural or stepsister attending the school at the time of admission or application

5. Other children

In the event of oversubscription, applicants who live outside the designated catchment area but who live closest to the school will be given priority.

*The child’s home address is the residence where he or she is ordinarily resident during the majority of term time weekdays.

To apply at Bishopstone please follow the procedure as outlined on the Swindon Borough Council website.

Date Activity
1 September 2021

Main application period opens.

15 January 2022 Main application period closes.
You can make an application after this date, but it will be a late application. Late applications are not considered until all on-time applications have been considered and allocated.
12 March 2022  Deadline to submit a change of address for consideration.
19 April 2022 Offer day. You will receive your offer of a primary school place.
30 April 2022 ​Deadline day for accepting an offer.