Admission of Pupils to the School
The designated catchment area is basically the Harnham area of Salisbury. The education department in County Hall in Trowbridge can give the current information about the exact boundaries of the catchment area. Parents now have the legal right to make an application to whatever maintained school they choose for their child. Therefore, application for children who live outside these catchment areas can now be considered and admission will be agreed subject to the availability of adequate teaching and accommodation resources.
The Published Admission Number at this school, agreed between the Local Authority (LA) and the Governing Body, is 90 in per Year. If space and other resources permit it might, in some years, with the agreement of the LA, be possible to exceed this limit by a small margin. We do understand the desire many parents have that their child should have the kind of educational experience we can offer, and would not lightly refuse applications.
Wiltshire Council is the admissions authority for controlled schools such as Harnham C. of E. Junior School. Therefore we operate our admissions procedure strictly within the policy of the Council – which you will find in the Guidance Notes accompanying the Application Form.
Application for Admission
Application for admission into the start of Year 3 must be made on the appropriate application form.
The completed application form should be returned directly to the Schools Admission Team at County Hall, Trowbridge by the appropriate date.
Application for entry into a different year group should be made on the appropriate ‘transfer’ form – which is usually available from the School Office. These applications will be considered in order of receipt and the offer of a place depends on whether there is a place available.
Both forms and admissions can be found on the Wiltshire Website www.wiltshire.gov.uk