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Admissions at Christian Malford

The admissions process can be daunting for first-time parents so do ring us on 01249 720496 if you are unsure.

The majority of school applications are now done online, although a paper application can also be downloaded from the Wiltshire Council website.  If you do not have access to a computer and printer please call us on 01249 720496 and we will be happy to download one for you.

Parents of children wishing to change schools during the school year can download the appropriate form from the Wiltshire Council website. The Admissions Department at Wiltshire Council can be contacted for advice on 01225 713010 or email them at You can also read their online help here.

The School is able to take a maximum of 17 children to the first year of entry in any academic year.  This is based on the physical capacity of the School and will only be exceeded in exceptional circumstances.  The School follows Wiltshire Council admissions policy.

Children are entitled to a full-time place in the September following their fourth birthday. However, there are some circumstances in which parents can seek a place for their child outside of their normal age group,  In addition, from 2015, parents of a summer born child have been able to choose not to send that child to school until the September following their fifth birthday.  All applications for children requesting admission outside their normal age group will be processed as outlined in Wiltshire Council’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, which has been drafted in line with the School Admissions Code (see below).

The Academy Council has approved the policy for the September 2021 intake (please see below).  Any objections (if you think the arrangements are unlawful or do not comply with the School Admissions Code) should be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May.

Our Policies

Transition from Pre-school

We know that making the transition from pre-school to school can be daunting for children and their parents and carers.  

We are so pleased to be able to share this video, made by Acorns Pre-school.  The video demonstrates our approach to learning in the Foundation Stage at Acorns Pre-school and at school.


We work hard to ensure the transition is seamless and the process is an enjoyable one for all concerned.  We work closely with Acorns Pre-school throughout the year so our Reception teacher, Mrs Taylor, and Head of School, Mrs Kaye, are well known to the children.  Mrs Taylor often visits the pre-school to read stories and the older pre-school children and Reception Class go on joint welly walks.

In the second half of the summer term, the older pre-school children and the Reception Class have joint PE lessons and come over to the Outdoor Learning area to play once a week.  Mrs Taylor visits the pre-schools of all children who do not attend Acorns Pre-school.

We offer parents of our new-joiners the opportunity of one-to-one meetings with Mrs Taylor at school or at home so parents, children and teacher are able to get to know one another and discuss any concerns.

In addition, every Friday afternoon for the last five weeks of term the new joiners come to school to join the Reception Class for lunch and an afternoon of play-based learning.

Our Joiners and Leavers service at the end of the summer term welcomes the new joiners to our school and presents them with their school book bags.

Contact Us

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  • Church Road Christian Malford SN15 4BW

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