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How to Apply for a Reception Place

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 (Alton Close or Beech Avenue), however this cannot always be guaranteed if the school is oversubscribed. 

NB: All Swindon Academy primary school children are eligible to progress through to Secondary Phase.

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 Reasons for your school choice, including distance from the school. Your address will indicate whether you are allocated Alton Close or Beech Avenue, once you have been offered a place at Swindon Academy. We cannot guarantee that spaces will be available at your choice of site.
  4. We have created a step-by-step guide to the application, to help make it easier to follow: please open here.

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