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Secondary School Application Form

You can apply for a place at Kingdown School through the Admissions Team at Wiltshire County Council. The quickest way is to complete an application form online by visiting the County Council’s website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/

Contact details for the Admissions Team:

Schools Admissions Team
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN
Email: admissions@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone number: 01225 713010

Catchment Area

Pupils living in the following areas of Wiltshire will normally be allocated places at Kingdown with transport provided by Wiltshire County Council: Bapton, Bishopstrow, Boreham, Boyton, Brixton Deverill, Butlers Coombe, Chitterne, Codford St Mary, Codford St Peter, Corsley, Corsley Heath, Corton, Crockerton, Crockerton Green, Deptfords, Foxholes, Heytesbury, Hill Deverill, Hitcombe Bottom, Horningsham, Kingston Deverill, Knook, Knook camp, Longbridge Deverill, Longleat Park, Lyes Green, Maiden Bradley, Monkton Deverill, Newbury, Norridge Farm, Norton Bavant, Sherrington, Stockton, Sturford, Sutton Veny, Temple, Tytherington, Upton Lovell, Upton Scudamore, Warminster, Whitbourne Moor, Whitbourne Springs.

Parental Preference Admissions

Parents may apply for a Parental Preference Admission if we have places. We advise you to contact the Headteacher’s PA, Miss Rebecca Krzyzosiak: rak@kingdown.wilts.sch.uk or via telephone on 01985 215551 for further information.

Interview and visit

After you have submitted your application, please contact the school (by telephone: 01985 215551) to arrange to meet with Mr Dudley, Deputy Headteacher, who is responsible for admissions.

If you have a copy of your child’s most recent school report, please bring it with you to your meeting with Mr Dudley.

The school is open to visitors for two mornings (Talk and Tours) through the year, as well as for our main Open Day in the summer.   A Sixth Form Open Evening also takes place in November.

Open Days / Mornings

Please visit our Open Days page (internal link) for our latest Open Days and Talk and Tour opportunities.

Start Date and First Day

Providing your application is successful, a start date will be agreed, and you will be told which House your child will join.  (Certain uniform items, e.g. ties, are in house colours so it is important to know this when buying uniform).

New students usually start at 10.30am on their first day to give them a chance to meet their Head of House, and their tutor. New Students must come to school on their first day wearing correct school uniform, and ready to learn.  Every student is expected to be equipped with a pen, pencil, ruler and calculator. Our Planned Admission Number (PAN) is 277 in year groups 7 to 11.

The Transition Programme and Induction Days

Each year, between March and June, we work closely with your child’s primary school and Year 6 teacher to decide which Tutor and Teaching group will be most appropriate for your child.

To help with this process, your child will spend three days participating in an Induction Programme at Kingdown School in July, when they will get to know the school and experience some KS3 lessons.

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