School Size

Swindon Borough Council recognises that the school is capable of accommodating 50 children, in two classrooms, but the school’s admissions limit for each year group has been set at a maximum of 7.  The school follows the Swindon Borough Council Co=ordinated Admissions Scheme.  Please click here if you wish to read their admissions document which details when a child can transfer across Swindon schools.

For information on admissions within 2018-2019 please click here to go to the relevant SBC page.


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.


Timeline of activity - primary

Date Activity
3 September 2018

Application process opens
Applications can be made by using the online admissions system  

27 September 2018 Drop in session : 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swindon Borough Council Offices, Committee room 2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street. SN1 2JH
8 October 2018

Drop in session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Swindon Library, Orbital Shopping Centre,Thamesdown Drive, Swindon. SN25 4AN

15 January 2019 Deadline for receiving ontime applications
Applications made after this time will be considered as late​  
15 March 2019  ​Deadline to submit any changes of address for consideration  
​16 April 2019  Offers made to parents
30 April 2019  ​Deadline for accepting places