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.

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.

Arrange a Tour of the school

To arrange a tour of the school and the opportunity to have your questions answered, please telephone the school on 01380 724886.

Open Events

Open Evening - Thursday 26th September 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Introductory talk at 6.30pm followed by a full tour of the school with students and staff. Open to parents and all year 5 and year 6 students. Please arrive 5-10 mins beforehand. No appointment necessary for Open Evening.

Open Day Tours - Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October 9:00am - 2:30pm

Book your Open Day tour by calling our receptionist on 01380 724886.


Application to Devizes School for Entry into Year 7 on 1 September 2019

Parents and guardians who wish to apply for a place at Devizes School in year 7, commencing 1st September 2019, 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

by 31st October 2018 in order to be considered in the normal admissions round.

The admission number is 223 students and the governing body will award 223 places. All applicants will be sent letters from the LA informing them of the result of their application on 1st March 2019. Offers of places should be accepted by 18th March 2019. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by the School of their position on the reserve list.


Admissions 2020-21

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For admissions during and from 2018-19, 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.

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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