Devizes School About Us

Admissions

Overview

A very warm welcome and thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Devizes School, an inclusive, comprehensive school dedicated to meeting the needs of all young people in a safe and stimulating environment.

On this page, you can find information about how to apply for a place, in-year admissions, open days, as well as some information about what new starters can expect.

Admissions to the school are coordinated by Wiltshire Council.

For more information and to apply for a place at Devizes School for students in years 7 to 11, please click the button below to visit the Wiltshire Council website.

How to Apply

Admissions to the school are coordinated by Wiltshire Council, and your application can be completed and submitted online.

Click the button below to visit the Wiltshire Council applications website for the application form and further details.

Parents and guardians who wish to apply for a place at Devizes School in year 7 must apply online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk or complete the LA’s secondary common application form (SCAF) and return it to:

The School Admissions Team, County Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JB

The admission number is 227 students and the governing body will award 227 places. All applicants will be sent letters from the LA informing them of the result of their application. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by the school of their position on the reserve list.

Visit our School

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we are currently not running visits for individual families. However, if you would like us to provide any further information about Devizes School, don’t hesitate to contact our admissions office by sending an email to: [email protected], or by calling 01380 724886.

Open Events

We recently hosted our first ever Virtual Open Evening. The event was a great success, and it was great to be able to introduce so many to the school.

If you weren't able to attend, you can watch a full recording of the event below.

Being Devizes Introduction Video

Click the video below for a quick introduction to life at our school from some of our amazing staff!


In-Year Admissions

We welcome students joining us at any time of year. If you currently live outside of Wiltshire, you can find more information about transferring to a Wiltshire school by clicking the button below and then the tap "Changing your child's school in the middle of a school year".

You can also contact our school office for more information about in-year transfers.


Admissions

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For admissions during the academic year, as per the local authority co-ordinated scheme for admissions, all applicants applying for any school place must complete an application form which should be returned directly to the local authority and not the school. The applicant may or may not live in Wiltshire.

More information on the the Wiltshire Council website.

New Starters - What to Expect

The step up to secondary school requires students to take on more independence, to mix with a wider range of students, and to adapt to a new schedule and way of learning.

You can find a series of taster lessons for year 6 students on our year 7 induction page.

Over Subscription

Where applications for admission at age 11 exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide on which children to admit:

  1. Children in public care.
  2. Children living in the civil parishes of All Cannings, Bishops Cannings, Chirton, Devizes, Etchilhampton, Roundway, Patney, Marden, Potterne, Poulshot, Rowde, and Stert.
  3. Where there are medical grounds for admitting the child (supported by a doctor's certificate).
  4. Children who have an older brother or sister who will be attending the school at the time they are admitted. This to include step-, half-, and foster siblings.
  5. Children who have siblings born at the same time e.g. twins, triplets etc.
  6. Other children where vacancies remain.

Tiebreaker: If there are more applicants which meet a criterion than there are places remaining, priority will be given within that criterion to children who live nearest to the school based on distances supplied by the LA.

NB: The governing body will consider application forms from students who seek admission at age 10. Supporting evidence will be required to show that he or she is likely to cope academically and socially with early entry. A report from the primary school and an interview with staff of Devizes School will be required.

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