Year 7 Admissions
If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 then they will be eligible to start secondary school in September 2023.
Timetable of Events
|1st September 2022
|Please read 'Finding a Secondary School' Place before submitting an application via the Wiltshire Council portal or using a paper application form
|31st October 2022
Deadline for applications.
|17th December 2022
Exceptional circumstances deadline
Only in exceptional circumstances such as those listed here will a late application be considered at the same time as applications received by the deadline of 31 October 2021.
Such late applications can only be considered if they are received by the local authority on, or before, 17 December 2021.
Documentary evidence should be provided with the application (or at the latest by 17 December 2021) to verify the circumstances which caused the late application to be made. If evidence cannot be provided, the application will not be treated as an exception.
Applications received after the deadline without exceptional reasons are not considered until all the applications received on time have been allocated. You are less likely to secure a place at your preferred school and you will not receive an offer of a place until 29 April 2022.
|1st March 2023
National Secondary Offer day
|20th March 2023
Offer Acceptance Deadline
Further information will be contained in the decision letter that will be posted out to you on national offer day
|29th April 2023
Second round offers
For further information about the process for allocation places please view 'Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Schools' which can be found by clicking on (forms, guides and policy document)
|18th May 2023
Third round offers
For further information about the process for allocation places please view 'Determined Co-ordinated Scheme for Primary Schools' which can be found by clicking on (forms, guides and policy document).
Appeals are heard
Wiltshire Council is responsible for co-ordinating and administering admissions. Parents are required to rank three schools in order of preference, and all applications – regardless of parental choice - are then matched to schools according to a child’s eligibility for a place, rather than by parental preference. Second or third choice applications may rank higher than first choice applications, and some first choice applications will be turned down.
The Council's admissions portal opens on 1 September 2022 for applications for 2023 entry. The national deadline dates is 31st October, 2022.
All applications submitted after the national deadline date will be treated as late applications. Late applications can be submitted using the parent portal.
If you have applied online you will be able to log back into the parent portal on national offer day to view the outcome of your application.
Paper application forms can be obtained by calling Customer Services on 01225 713010. If you submit a paper application form this must be posted back to the address on the application form and not emailed.
Transition between schools can be exciting for students, but we recognise many feel nervous too. We work hard to ensure the change is smooth and students feel well supported and cared for. Every Year 6 child (and their teacher) will be visited in their primary school to ensure they are happy with arrangements before they start with us. This gives them the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have. There is a taster day in term 6, which gives the students the opportunity to explore the school and to experience lessons. Parents are also invited to visit the school for an evening to meet the tutor, pastoral leader and senior staff. On joining us, your child will be well supported by Year 7 buddies, peer mentors, friendly and approachable support staff as well as their tutor and pastoral leader. Any concerns or worries are quickly addressed, and we find all students quickly settle into our community and are happy here.
Students joining us in other year groups are given a personalised induction programme and are well cared for. Help is always at hand to make sure they feel supported and secure in their transition.
Lavington School maintains its own waiting list once the application process has been completed. If any places become available at the school, applicants will be considered as outlined in the school’s policy.
Please see our Admissions Policy (Page 3) for details of our oversubscription criteria.
For all enquiries including arranging visits to the school, please contact Mrs Whittle on firstname.lastname@example.org