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Abbotswood Primary School

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All admission requests are processed by the Local Authority and Abbotswood Primary School has no role in this process. Abbotswood Primary School has a standard intake of 60 children per year group.


Starting School in Reception?

If you would like a school place for your child to start in our Reception class then you must apply to South Gloucestershire Council. All information regarding admissions criteria can be viewed on the South Gloucestershire website at South Glos Admissions - Please click link below for more information:

Applications must be returned to the council, in person, by post or electronically, by the closing date each year.

Transferring to Abbotswood?

If you are thinking of transferring your child to Abbotswood, please contact the school office for a tour of the school. You will need to refer to the South Glos in-year admissions page for more information.

The following considerations are included within the LA admission policy but for full details please refer to the policy itself:-

  • Our intake will mainly be considered from the local geographical area.

  • We aim to provide sibling placements wherever possible.

  • Any over subscription of a year group will then automatically operate within the County guidelines (copies available from South Gloucestershire Admissions)

  • Children with special educational needs and disabilities will be welcomed as long as Governors deem that the school can provide the required level of support, in a partnership with the local authority. A programme of support for the individual child will be agreed between the Headteacher, Special Needs Co-ordinator, class teacher and parents.


Every effort is made to make a place available for your child in our school. However, schools have a limit on the number of children they can take. This figure is set by the LA and agreed with the School Governors and Headteacher.

If a place is not available on application you have the right to put your case to an Admissions Appeal Panel. An independent panel will hear your case. It has the power to override the decisions of the LA in some circumstances.

If you need further information concerning admissions please contact The Children and Young People Information Service on : 01454 868008 or email


Transferring from Abbotswood?

If you are thinking of transferring your child to another school, for whatever reason, please inform the School Office. You will be required to fill out a transfer form as part of our safeguarding procedures and so that we can arrange for transfer records to be sent on.