Joining us

Our school is controlled by the Swindon Borough Council Admissions Team

The Admissions Team are now accepting applications for September 2020 for Primary, Junior and Secondary and UTC (Year 10) applications, therefore please find below information regarding the Allocation Process for September 2020.


SBC have a system for processing In Year applications (Sept 2017).  You can find detailed information by following the link - click here.  For their full admissions document please click here.

SBC in year application form - click here.  If you require help please ring the SBC Admissions Team on 01793 445500

The online system is now available or parents can download a paper application.  Information for parents is available on the Swindon Borough Council Website: click here for primary and secondary information from SBC 2020-2021

Current Space in Bishopstone Primary School (as of September 2019, please check with the school office)

Reception - 1 space

Year 1 - 2 spaces

Year 2 - Full

Year 3 - Full

Year 4 - Full

Year 5 - Full

Year 6 - Full

Our current full capacity is 49.

Our feeder Secondary is Ridgeway - dates below 2019


Dear Year 6 parents

A reminder that Secondary schools are starting to have their open days/mornings so that you can make an informed decision for your child come October.  The normal application timeline involves opening at the beginning of September and closing at the end of October, for 2020 places.  The website link is below but still currently has the 2019 dates on it . . . . but the information is still useful.

2019 Ridgeway Secondary School are open for visits:  Saturday 6th July - morning, Wednesday 3rd and 10th 8am to 10.30am.

Transition co-ordinator is Maria Nuevo

 Ridgeway flyer - click here

Useful website with support for both Year 6 children and their parents linked to the charity Young Minds: BBC Bitesize


Key Information for phased entry 2020-21



Primary and Infant



Relevant Year Group

Reception (Yr 0)

Year 3

Year 7

For children born between

1st September 2015


31st August 2016

1st September 2012


31st August 2013

1st September 2008


31st August 2009

Applications can be made from

2nd September 2019

2nd September 2019

 2nd September 2019

Maximum number of preferences




Deadline for on time applications

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Thursday 31st October 2019

Deadline for proof and changes of address to be received

Friday 13th March 2020

Friday 13th March 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Offers made to Swindon residents

Thursday 16th April 2020

Thursday 16th April 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020

Deadline for parents to accept place

Thursday 30th April 2020

Thursday 30th April 2020

Friday 13th March 2020

New children joining Reception - September 2019


  • For the application to apply for free milk (for children up to the age of 5) or if you wish to pay for this service to continue, please speak directly to Mrs Tremlin in the office who has the relevant forms
  • Mrs Tremlin is also able to supply you with the school water bottle and rucksack
  •  Please click here for map showing location of school uniform provider 
  • Vaccinations are very important, please click here for the SBC starters letter
  • New Starters letter 2019 - click here
  • New starter pack 2019 - click here

Start dates September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September - 7th Sept - afternoons only 12:00 until 15:15

Monday 9th September - 13th Sept - mornings only 09:00 until 13:00

From Monday 16th September fulltime