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Year 6 Admissions

Selecting the right secondary school for your son or daughter can seem like a daunting task.  our aim is to make that decision and the period of transition from primary to secondary school, as smooth as possible for both students and parents.

Claire Botto our Admissions Officer, will be delighted to provide information and answer any questions you might have to enable you to make an informed decision and select the right school for your child.

Open Evening 2023 - Thursday 21st September 

We invite Year 6 families to come and take a tour of the school at Open Evening ahead of the Year 7 Application deadline on 31st October 2023.


The school will be open from 5.30pm - 8.00pm for families to tour. There is no need to book, arrive between these times and Senior Students will tour you.  

Headteacher presentations are at 6pm and 7pm in the main hall where you will meet our acting Headteacher, Senior Leaders, Senior Students and Governors.

Open Days 2023 

If you are unable to join us on Open Evening, the school will be hosting a limited number of tours during the school day for Year 6 pupils and their families on the following dates:

Friday 29th September 

Monday 2nd October

Tuesday 3rd October

Open Day Tours need to be booked in advance


The school works really hard to ensure that transition is stress free and students feel well supported and cared for ....

Year 7 Parent



Transition between schools is a really exciting time for Year 6 students, but we recognise that many may also feel nervous.  We work really hard to ensure that transition is stress-free and students feel well supported and cared for.  

Every Year 6 child will be visited in their primary school by our Transition Coordinator (Matt Williams), who will talk them through the transition process and give them the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns that they may have.

There is an Induction Day in Term 6 which gives the students an opportunity to explore our school and to experience lessons and a 3 day Summer School in August.

On joining us, your child will be well supported by our Peer Mentors and our friendly and approachable staff, as well as their Form Tutor, Head of House and senior team.  Any concerns or worries are swiftly resolved and we find that students settle quickly into our school community and are very happy.  You can download a copy of our welcome information for students and parents by clicking here.

We will always go the extra mile for your child.

Rachael Faulkner, Deputy Headteacher & Pastoral Lead

Applying for a Place

Year 7

If you are considering applying for a Year 7 place for your child, at The Trafalgar School, we would recommend that you contact Claire Botto, Admissions Officer, who can arrange an appointment for you to meet with our Acting Headteacher, Jonny Cole and tour the school, at a time convenient to you.  Claire can also talk through the admissions process with you and answer any questions you might have.

We welcome tours at any time of the academic year, during the school day - whatever day you visit you will always see great teaching and great people which combine to achieve great outcomes for our students.

The Admissions Process

Wiltshire Council is responsible for coordinating and administering admissions.  Parents are required to rank three schools in order of preference.  Applications are then matched with schools, according to a child's eligibility for place, rather than by parental preference.  Second or third choice applications may rank higher than first-choice applications and some first-choice applications will be turned down.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school.

Mid Year Admissions

Occasionally places at the school do become available mid-year.  You can contact Claire Botto our Admissions Officer at any time to find out if there are spaces.  If you are considering a mid-year admission please contact Claire 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 will arise.

To apply for an mid-year place please complete the in-year admissions form (and supplementary information form or SIF if applicable) and return to the Admissions Officer - or drop in to the school reception (hard copies are available on request).


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

Policies & Guidance

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Admissions Policy
In-year transfers

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Admissions Policy 2023 - 2024
Year 7 September 2023 

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Admissions Policy
2024 - 2025
Year 7 September 2024

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The Trafalgar School Designated Admissions Area

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MLP Admission Appeals Guidance for Parents

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MLP Secondary Appeals Timetable 2023

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MLP Secondary Admissions Appeal Form

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Supplementary Information Form (Vulnerable)

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Schools Admissions Code

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