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Applications to Broad Town School are managed by Wiltshire Council and you can access the application page by going to www.wiltshire.gov.uk and then click on school admissions. This will clearly outline the admissions criteria. On this site, you can complete an on-line application form. Alternatively, you may collect an application form from the school office.

You can apply for a school place from 1st September. The application deadline is 15th January.

The school's admission number (PAN) is 12 children for the  year group. The shcool can however apply for this to be increased if the school has the capacity to take more children.

When the school has been sent a list of the new children who have been given a place to start at our school, we will write to you to invite you to attend a parents meeting. We will inform you of the dates and times of the taster sessions which normally take place at the end of June and the begining of July. We will aslo give you information about the gradual induction to school for September.

Please view the letter below regarding our gradual introduction programme for children starting school in September 2021.

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Changing your child's school in the middle of a year

As all admissions are via Wiltshire Council, please go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk and click the tab 'changing your child's school in the middle of a school year'. On this website you will find a transfer form to complete. Please discuss this with with the headteacher of your present school as there is a section on the form that they need to complete.

In-Year admissions must be processed by the LA within 15 school days. The local auhority should inform the school of the application and the school wil confirm with the Local Authority (LA) whether we have places available. A decision letter will then be sent out to parents and the school by the LA. If you decide to take up an offered place once you have received your decision letter then please ring the school to make the necessary arrangments for your child to start at our school.

Wiltshire Schools Information

Wiltshire Council

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Tel: 01225 713000 (admissions) or 0300 4560100 (General enquireds and switchboard)

Admission to Broad Town CE Primary School

We warmly welcome visits to our school. Please telephone our school office on 01793 731395 to make an appointment to look around or email admin@broadtown.wilts.sch.uk  to arrange a visit.  


Information for Prospective Parents

Education is fundamental to everyone's lives and getting the right start in life is very important. We encourage children to reach for the highest standards possible yet we also have a nurturing environment that values every individual and develops children to have high self-esteem, morals, self-confidence and motivation to succeed.

Our children are happy, they are eager to learn and behave well. Our values of thankfulness, friendship, peace, kindness, helpfulness, forgiveness, perseverance, trust, honesty and hope are fully embedded across school life.

  • Broad Town School is just 3 miles from Royal Wootton Bassett.
  • It is set in a beautiful rural location.
  • The school is small and has a friendly, family atmosphere.
  • The children are treated as individuals
  • We have talented and experienced teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Teaching groupings are linked to the child’s ability and needs. This enables us to provide appropriate support and extension.
  • We are forest school accredited and provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for the children.
  • We have excellent outdoor space, play structures and playground equipment to support positive playtimes.
  • The governing body provide support and challenge to ensure that the school continues to improve.
  • Broad Town School Parent Association play a vital part in ensuring that additional funds are raised

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