Admissions & Transitions

Admissions for Reception Class

Our governing body is the admissions authority for Wellington Lions Primary Academy. The law covering school admissions dictates that we are part of the national scheme for Year R. Applications from Wiltshire addresses must be made on the Wiltshire form and sent to County Hall in Trowbridge. Applications from other counties must be made through the local authority who will forward the application to Wiltshire. The deadline for application is the end of October.

Children who have an Education and Health Care Plan of Special Educational Needs and who choose Wellington Primary Academy will be admitted automatically without having to complete an application form. We will admit all those who apply for a place in Year R (up to a maximum of 60). If we receive more than 60 applications, priority is given in the following order:

1. Children in care.
2. Other vulnerable groups (see the current Wiltshire admissions booklet for further details).
3. Children with siblings in Years 1-5 at the Wellington Primary Academy (at the time of application).
4. Distance from home (measured in a straight line to the school). Priority is given to those living nearest.

Notification letters will be posted to parents by Wiltshire Council.

In Year Admissions

If you would like to apply for a place at Wellington Primary Academy midway through an academic year, all applications must be made through Wiltshire Council.

Service Personnel Admissions

Admissions to Year R for service personnel moving to a Wiltshire address should be made via Wiltshire Council. Application may be made as soon as posting notice/assignment order/confirmation of quarter allocation has been served from the Defence Housing Executive.

For further information regarding admissions to the school, please contact Wiltshire Council directly:

Website: Wiltshire Council Admissions
Telephone number: 01225 713010

Transition to school – Reception classes

EYFS September intake

Applications for pupils starting school for the first time can be submitted online using the link below. Please note the deadline for application is January 15th 2021

We are unable to hold our opening day events due to Covid restrictions on visitors in school. If you have any questions that you would like answered about our school, please email the school and we will get in touch with you.

Additional information regarding parent information sessions, induction booklets and any other information will be posted on this page after the deadline date.

Notification of leaving

If your child is due to leave Wellington Primary or Wellington Eagles please complete the form on the link here to ensure that all documentation is sent to your child’s new school to support the transition into school.

Transition to Secondary

During upper Key Stage 2, the children experience many opportunities to visit the Wellington Academy secondary school. They will take part in sporting, creative and curriculum based activities and also get to know the Academy staff before any transition events take place. In Year 5, the children are offered taster days and, in Year 6, an organised programme of events takes place. As with entry to Reception classes, any children who need extra visits or support will be catered for with a personalised programme.

For places at the Wellington Academy, please see their Admission Policy and submit all applications via Wiltshire Council.