How to Apply for a Place in Reception

You can apply for a primary school place starting September 2023 for a child born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.  Applications are made through Swindon Borough Council's website from 1 September 2022 until 15 January 2023. You may indicate your preference of school site (Swindon Academy has two primaries, Alton Close or Beech Avenue), however this cannot always be guaranteed if the school is oversubscribed. 

We encourage parents to sign up for their child’s Reception place before the deadline of 15th January 2023. If you don't submit an application by the deadline, Swindon Borough Council will allocate your child a place at a school that has availability. To reach Swindon Borough Council's portal click this link: Apply for a place at Primary School

Guidelines for Applying Online

  1. You need to set up an online account and register your email address for this process.
  2. Regardless of whether you are applying for a place at Alton Close or Beech Avenue, Swindon Borough Council uses the Beech Avenue address because this is the HQ for Swindon Academy. Please select Swindon Academy as your first choice in order to have a better chance of getting a place offer.
  3. You will be able to specify if there is a sibling already at Swindon Academy, and you can include more "Reasons for your school choice". Generally, your place offer will be determined by how close you live to Swindon Academy. We cannot guarantee that spaces will be available at your choice of site.

Swindon Academy Primary Schools


We have created a step-by-step guide to the application process

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Apply through Swindon Borough Council's portal

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