Choosing a school is a very important decision for parents. We offer parents the opportunity to visit and tour our friendly and supportive school.
Please contact Nicola Dunn in the school office on 01793 531025 or email [email protected].
We provide open days throughout the year to meet and greet staff and see our well-resourced and creative facilities.
Our next scheduled open days are as follows:
– Thursday 9th November 2023 – 13:15 to 14:30
– Saturday 11th November – 10:00 to Midday
No appointment is necessary, just come along to the school reception during these times, and someone will be available to give you a tour of the nursery/preschool/school
If you are unable to attend any of these dates, please contact the school office by email and we will be happy to arrange for you to take a look around our school and/or nursery at a more convenient time for you.
Applying for a place in Reception
By law a child does not have to start school until the term following their fifth birthday however most children start school in the September following their fourth birthday. Applications are managed to a national timetable and co-ordinated between local authorities across England. This means that parents must apply to the local authority where they live, even if applying for schools in another area. If you live in Swindon you can find all the information here.
If your child attends Liden Academy Preschool you must still make a application for a place in Reception.
Liden Academy is part of Excalibur Academies Trust; all admission information including Liden Academy’s Admission Policy can be found here.
If you wish for your child to start in Reception in September 2024, the SBC on-line applications are open from 1st September 2023, and the deadline to submit applications is 15th January 2024.
To apply for a place, apply directly to Swindon Borough Council via this link : Primary school admissions for September 2024 | Primary school places and admissions | Swindon Borough Council.
Admission in other school years
Parents can make an application for Swindon school places at any time in the year. Known as an ‘In Year Application’ they are processed every 30 school days. Information on making an In Year Application can be found here
At the end of Year 6, children transfer to secondary school. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Swindon Borough Council in the autumn term of Year 6. Your child will bring home a form or you can apply online.
Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to secondary school are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September.