All Admissions are the responsibility of the Local Authority and places are allocated in line with their Admissions Policy. If you are a parent/carer considering sending your children to us, we warmly invite you to you to telephone and make an appointment. A member of staff will provide a guided tour where you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
L.E.A. Admissions Policy
Applications can be made to School Admissions, if any parent
1. Lives in this School's catchment area and wishes their child/children to attend another school.
2. Wishes their child/children to attend Lawn Primary and Nursery School but does not live in the catchment area.
3. has a child who has a statement of special educational needs is required to be admitted to the school named on the child’s statement.
More details about admissions can be found in the Admissions FAQ section of the Swindon Council website.
If your child is refused a place at Lawn Primary and Nursery School, parents have the right to appeal against this decision. Contact the School Admissions team.
For pupils who are starting school for the first time in Reception/Early Years or for those moving on to Secondary School parent/ carers can make an application by either completing a paper application or complete an application online at
If applying by paper application form, the form must be returned to School Admissions at Swindon Borough Council. Do not send this application to the school. Applications must be made prior to the Local Authority's published closing date for registrations. Applictions can be made from 1st September 2020.
2020-21 (for September 2021 admissions)
Primary Applications deadline date is – 15th January 2021
Secondary -Saturday 31st October 2020
If you are unsure at any stage during the process, please contact the Admissions Team for advice
School Admissions, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH.
Tel: (01793) 445500 Fax: (01793) 465770
Swindon Admissions Guide
Latest information from Swindon Borough Council for Primary and Secondary Admissions
Primary School Admissions - www.swindon.gov.uk/primaryschoolplaces
Secondary School Admissions - http://www.swindon.gov.uk/secondaryschoolplaces
Frequently Asked Questions about starting school
- When does my child start school in Reception/ Early Years?
If they were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they can start Primary or Infant school in September 2021.
- When does my child start Secondary School?
- If they were born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 they can start Secondary school in September 2021.
- Do I need to give 3 preferences?
- Parents/ carers are encouraged to fill in all three preferences, as this will increase the chance of your child being allocated a school that you have selected.
- When considering your preferences you should think about whether your child has a reasonable chance of being offered a place at the school you have named on the application form.
- Do not name the same school twice, this will not increase your chance of gaining a place
- Do I have to apply online?
- You can make an application by either completing a paper application or complete an application online at http://www.swindon.gov.uk.
- If applying by paper application form, the form must be returned to School Admissions at Swindon Borough Council .Do not send this application to the school.
- Check you are applying on the correct form.
Frequently Asked Questions for transfers during the school year
- What if I have more than one child?
- If there is more than one child involved, each request will be considered on an individual basis. If one child is offered or admitted to a school it does not guarantee a place at that particular school for any other child/ren in the family.
- I am having problems with my child at their current school, what should I do?
- We advise you to contact the school to discuss your concerns. It is advisable to resolve any issues rather than move away from the school. Every school will have an Education Welfare Officer who can be contacted through the school.
- What if I move house but want to keep my child at their current school?
- If you move house, you can choose to keep your child at their current school. However, you should be aware that this may affect any entitlement you have to transport assistance. If you have other children, there is no guarantee that they will be given a place.
- If I move into a school's catchment area, does that guarantee my child a place at the school?
- No. An application form should be submitted in the normal way and the decision will be made based on the availability of spaces in the appropriate year group at the school.