Bemerton St John CofE Primary School


Space available

* We have space in our current Reception class. Please phone 01722 322848 for details * 

Admissions Arrangements

The current Planned Admission Number (PAN) for each year group is 30 pupils in Key Stage 1 and 31 in Key Stage 2. We have a limit of 214 pupils in the school.

Please click a link below to see the school's admissions policy for the relevant year. 

For normal round admissions (children starting school for the first time) we offer tours of the school from October - December of the year before your child is due to start school, and we start taking bookings for tours from the September. If you would like to book a tour, please email or call us on 01722 322848.

If your child is already at school and you would like to move them to Bemerton St John (an In-Year Transfer) please call the School Office on 01722 322848 to arrange to look around the school and/or arrange a chat with a member of staff.

Vulnerable Child and Faith Applications

If you wish your application for a school place to be considered against the ‘Vulnerable Child’ or ‘Faith’ criteria please ensure you submit all related evidence to the school by the application deadline (15 January).  Any evidence received after this date will not be considered. Further information can be found in the relevant year’s Admission Arrangements.

How to apply for your child's Reception place

If your child is starting school for the first time, you live in Wiltshire and you wish to apply for a Reception place at Bemerton St John Church of England Primary School, you are encouraged to apply online at: 

Alternatively, a paper copy of the Primary Common Application Form is available on request from Wiltshire Council. Completed forms from applicants living in Wiltshire should be sent to: 

Wiltshire Council



BA14 8JB


An 'in-year admission' or 'in-year transfer' is an application at any other time other than the start of Year R or Year 7 (when all children are expected to change schools). This might happen if, for example. you move house and your child needs to move from one school to another.

Occasionally we do have spaces available during the academic year. The table below shows which year groups have spaces currently.

Early Years 3
Year 1 0
Year 2 0
Year 3 0
Year 4 0
Year 5 0
Year 6 0

If you are considering an in-year transfer please contact Miss Beldham in the first instance, who will be able to guide you through the admissions process.  Applicants will be considered in line with the determined Admission Policy.  Where the School has no spaces available, because the admission of another child would prejudice the efficient education of others at the School or would prejudice the efficient use of resources, the application will be refused and a right of appeal (as set out below) will arise.

How to apply

To apply for an in-year place please complete the In-Year admissions form (and Supplementary Information Form if applicable) and return to Miss Beldham in the School Office. Hard copies of the form are available on request.

The Trust aims to respond to in year admission requests within 10 school days (maximum time to respond is 15 school days).

We can accept applications up to one term in advance of the required start date (you can check our term dates here). If your required start date is more than one term away and/or you already know that there are no spaces in your child's year group, you may ask to be placed on our waiting list. Please contact the School Office on 01722 322848 or email


Admissions summary for Reception places 2022-23

Total number of applications received 86
Published Admission Number (PAN) 30

Applications ranked according to the School's Admissions Policy 2022-23

1. Looked After or Previously Looked After children  1
2. Vulnerable children   1
3. Children living within the catchment area with a sibling at the school  10
4. Children living in Quidhampton   1
5. Other children living within the catchment area  37
6. Children living outside the catchment area with a sibling at the school  0
7. Children living outside the catchment area who meet the faith criterion  1
8. Children of Bemerton St John staff living outside catchment area  0
9. All other children  35
Total  86
Rank of last child offered a place  62
Distance from school of last child offered a place  1.215 miles