Admissions Authority

As a Voluntary Aided Church School, Chapmanslade School’s Governing Board is the Admissions Authority. Our Admissions Policy clearly states the criteria we use to determine admission to this popular school.

Applications for a Reception Place

The villages of Chapmanslade and Corsley make up our immediate catchment area. However, our pupils come from a range of postal addresses including the towns of Westbury and Frome, and many villages in between. We hold Open Days each October and encourage visits to the school. If you feel that Chapmanslade is the right school for your child, you are advised to list the school as your first choice.  Once you have accepted a place at Chapmanslade School, you will be invited to an introductory evening for new parents in July; our Reception Class teachers will make an initial visit to meet your child in his/her pre-school or nursery setting during June; and new pupils have two visiting mornings in July. There is a short transition period of two to three weeks in September to settle the children in, and for the vast majority of children, full time school begins towards the end of September.

Applications for Other Year Groups

We currently have spaces in most year groups. It is sometimes necessary to operate a waiting list for pupils who would like to join us. If a place becomes available, the criteria within our Admissions Policy will be used if there is more than one pupil waiting for a place in the same year group. We welcome visits to the school and can arrange a socially distanced tour. If you feel this is the right school for your child, a visiting day will be arranged so that prospective pupils feel confident about joining us. If you are moving, or have moved, into our catchment area, please contact the school office as soon as possible to discuss the availability of places.

In-year Applications 

To apply for your child to transfer to Chapmanslade School, please apply online using the In-Year transfer application form at Wiltshire Council.
Alternatively, a copy of the In-Year transfer application form can be obtained by calling Wiltshire Council, Customer Services on 01225 713010. Please note, that all paper applications forms must be posted back to the address on the application form. Email copies will not be accepted.

Wiltshire Council manages our In-Year applications and will notify parents of the outcome of their application within 15 school days.

Applications can only be submitted a term in advance on the required admission date.

If you wish to apply for an in-year transfer to a school outside of Wiltshire, contact the Local Authority for which the school is situated in, for details of how to apply.

Applications for Admissions on Religious Faith Grounds

The admissions policy for the school states that pupils will be considered for admission to the school if they attend church monthly for 6 months prior to their application.

In order to confirm church attendance, please ask your parish priest or minister to complete and sign this form which must be returned to the school by the date indicated.

School Admissions Timetable Including Appeals