Admissions Guidance

Admissions Guidance

Kingsdown School welcomes new applications from students living within the local community. Applications can be made for students moving from Year 6 to into the new academic year in September or throughout the year into all year groups.

Visit Us

Year 4, 5 & 6 tours are available for prospective parents, please contact for details on dates and booking.  We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Kingsdown.

Please also visit our ‘Choose Us’ page for our prospectus.

Open Evening

** New Academic Year 2024-25 - to be updated **

We will be holding an open evening for prospective parents on 28th September 2023 starting at 5.00pm. No booking required.
There will be Headteacher talks at 5:00pm and 6:00pm with the event finishing at 7:30pm.

The deadline for those wishing to transition in 2024 from primary school to the Swindon secondary school of your choice is typically the 31st of October 2023. Contact Swindon Council if you need to make a late application.

We provide an excellent transition package for new Year 6 students who join the school. The transition package includes numerous visits to Kingsdown for taster days, transition activities including technology days, the Summer School and performances such as literacy festivals and concerts. Our staff and students also visit the Primary schools in order to familiarise them with the Kingsdown Community. Additionally, Kingsdown staff meet with primary teachers to ensure we are aware of all students needs that are joining us, and put support packages in place where appropriate.

We accept new applications and assess them in line with our admissions criteria. The admissions criteria include the following:

  • Children in the care of a local authority or with accommodation provided by that authority as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
  • Children with a sibling (half, step or adoptive brother or sister living in the same family unit) who will be attending Kingsdown School at the time of their admission.
  • Children who are enrolled at one of the four partner schools: Colebrook Junior, Grange Junior, Ruskin Junior and South Marston CofE Primary, at the time of application.
  • Children that live within Kingsdown School’s designated area.
  • Children that do not live within Kingsdown School’s designated area.

We are happy to offer parents and students a tour of the school and the opportunity to speak to staff and students. Please contact our Admissions Officer Mrs K Ridley on 01793 822 284 or email for more information. We look forward to your application.

Applications are made with the local authority, Swindon Borough Council, and the link to their admissions site is below.

Swindon Borough Council Admissions

Our current admission policies can be viewed by clicking the links below:



Admissions Policy ‘Year 6 into 7’ 2023-24
Admissions Policy ‘In Year’ 2023-2024
Admission Appeals Timeline 23/24
Admissions 2024-25 Year 6 into Year 7
Admissions 2024-25 In Year


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