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Year 7 Admissions

Year 5 & 6 Open Mornings and Events

Year 5 & 6 children and their parents are warmly invited to attend an Open Morning to experience St Laurence during the school day. This is an opportunity to tour the School, visit lessons and meet senior staff.

Due to high demand, we have added additional tickets to the dates below.

Please use both links to find tickets for the date you require.

Open mornings - 9.15 - 10.00am:

  • Thursday 14th March

  • Friday 22nd March

  • Tuesday 23rd April

  • Wednesday 8th May

  • Thursday 13th June

  • Thursday 27th June

  • Friday 5th July

  • Tuesday 16th July

To book a place on one of the above dates, please book your space using the links below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/year-5-and-6-open-mornings-tickets-848151924237 (Limited availability)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/year-5-6-open-mornings-tickets-884035783827 (Extra tickets now available due to high demand)

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment (one visit per family please).

In addition to the Open Morning tours above, we have arranged an additional Year 5 Taster Day on Wednesday 12th June starting at 9.30am and ending at 2.30pm.

The students will be mixed across four classes and will experience some exciting lessons taught by St Laurence school staff. The classes will be supported by a TA and some student helpers. As part of this day, the students will be taken on a tour of the school and will have the opportunity to speak to members of our school community.

 

Please note that if your Year 5 child currently attends one of the following schools, you do not need to book on to this event as they will be invited to a Taster Day via their primary school:

  • Fitzmaurice Primary

  • Winsley Primary

  • Westwood-with-Iford Primary

  • Churchfields - The Village School

  • Holt Primary

There are 60 spaces available – please use the booking link below.

We look forward to meeting you all and showing you the wonderful opportunities available at St Laurence School.

Transition Events in 2024 for Years 5 & 6

Wednesday 12th June 2024 @ 9.30-2.30pm:

Year 5 Taster Day 1 – 60 spaces available – please book using the following link (only if your child does not attend any of the schools listed above):

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/year-5-taster-day-tickets-884190717237

Wednesday 26th June 2024:

Year 5 Taster Day 2 (by invitation only)

Thursday 4th July @ 8.30-2.50pm:

Year 6 Induction Day 1 (for those who have been offered a place). Meet in Trinity Hall by main Reception.

Thursday 11th July @ 8.30-2.50pm:

Year 6 Induction Day 2 (for those who have been offered a place). Meet in Trinity Hall by main Reception.

Year 7 Admissions 2024

We are delighted you are considering St Laurence School for your child. Making us your ‘first preference’ and applying by the deadline is advisable.

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2023. Late applications will be considered after all applications that have been received in time have been dealt with.

Please follow this link to apply via Wiltshire County Council Applying for a school place - Wiltshire Council where you will find everything you need to apply and all the information and timelines for the process.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Team at County Hall on 01225 713010 for further details.

Parents will be notified of the secondary school places allocated to children on 1st March 2024. It is important that parents who are allocated a place at St Laurence School should reply to Wiltshire County Council by 15th March 2024.

Admissions Policies

Please find below copies of St Laurence School’s admission policies. The St Laurence School Admission Policy applies solely to applications for places at St Laurence School. As an Academy St Laurence School acts as its own admissions authority. The Governing Body is responsible for determining the procedures and policies.

The admission policy of St Laurence School is, while there are adequate places, to offer a place to all applicants irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity or country of origin, disability or academic ability. This is subject to St Laurence school being able to meet the reasonable, specific needs of the child, within the resources available.

The 2025/26 Admission Policy has been considered and determined by governors.  Following determination of arrangements, any objections to those arrangements must be made to the Schools Adjudicator by 15 May 2024.

The School participates in the Local Authority’s Fair Access Protocol.

Appeals for Admission to St Laurence School in September 2024

If you wish to appeal the decision not to allocate a place at St Laurence School you should notify the School of this decision in writing by Friday 19th April 2024. Please complete the Appeals Form referring to the guidance notes and return it to the School at the address given (or email salhac@st-laurence.com / tel: 01225 309506 to request a hard copy by post).

You should receive acknowledgement of your Appeals Form within 5 school days. Contact St Laurence School if you do not receive this confirmation.

 

The appeal will be held within 40 school days of the deadline date (or for late applications within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged). The independent appeal panel will be made up of three people who will consider:

  • Whether the admission authority followed its own admission policy and if it had good reasons for not offering your child a place (eg the school was over-subscribed and other children met the over-subscription criteria more closely).

  • Whether your child’s need to be at the school is greater than the effects on other children in the school of having additional children at the school.

  • Your reasons for wanting your child to attend the school.

  • Any supporting evidence that might be relevant to your case.

 

Timetable

  • 01 March 2024: Parents notified by the Local Authority of their allocated school

  • 19 April 2024: Deadline for lodging an appeal for St Laurence School admission (September 2024)

  • June 2024: Appeals held at St Laurence School

  • You will be given at least 10 School days’ notice of the time of your appeal.

  • Parents must submit any further evidence and questions to the School 5 working days before the appeal date.

Admissions Policies and Appeals

Key Contacts

Karen Rhodes

Year 6/7 Transition Co-ordinator

Sally Hackett

Headteacher's PA

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