For Reception


Parents need to complete an application form to be sent directly to the admissions team at County Hall or you can apply online here . Application forms are distributed by most pre-schools and nurseries or can be collected from the school of your choice.


Our Admissions Policy follows that of the Wiltshire Local (Education) Authority.  For Reception pupils, this means all children start school in the September following their 4th birthday.

Is your child 4 between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024?  If so, they will start primary school next September (2024).  You must apply for a Primary School place by 15th January 2024.

The preferred method of application is online at: 


To request a booklet ‘Finding a primary school place in ‘Wiltshire’ or for a paper application form, please ring 01225 713010.  All forms should be returned to Wiltshire Council, not the school.

We are happy to show prospective parents around the school before they make an application.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment (01249 812100).


Mid-Year and Non Reception Admissions


If you would like to apply to transfer your child/ren to Cherhill Primary School, we recommend that you telephone the school on 01249 812100 to check whether places are available in the required year groups, and to make an appointment to visit the school and take a tour with the Headteacher.  In-Year admission applications should be made via the Wiltshire Council website at


Admission and Oversubscription Criteria


The Full Local Authority admission criteria, applicable to Cherhill Primary School, can be assessed by clicking here


Transfer to Secondary School


At the end of year 6, children transfer to secondary school and unless parents make alternative arrangements for secondary education, children living in Calne and the surrounding villages usually transfer to Kingsbury Green Academy in Calne. Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through Wiltshire Council in the Autumn term of year 6. The deadline for secondary school admissions for September 2024 is by 12pm on 31st October 2023. You can apply online.


Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to Kingsbury Green Academy are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September. These arrangements include visits to Cherhill by Kingsbury Green Academy staff, visits made to Kingsbury Green Academy by our Year 6 pupils and Parents Evenings when you can visit the school and meet the teachers who will be directly involved with your child/children.

Contact Details



Telephone: 01225 713010

Fax: 01225 713775


School Admissions


Wiltshire Council

County Hall


BA14 8JN