The standard number for Swainswick C.E. Primary School is 12, which means we have space for 12 children to start in our Reception Class each year. Places are allocated according to the school's admission policy (please see below). 


Applications for children to start in the Reception Class need to be made in the January preceding the September in which they start school.


Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust are now the Admissions authority for this school. 

The school's process for applications for the 'normal' admission round for Reception is through the local authority. 

Admissions Procedure

Children are admitted into Swainswick Church School according to the school’s Admissions Policy.

Governors liaise with Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) Local Authority (LA), who co-ordinate start-of-year (i.e. September start) admission applications for all schools in the BaNES area. All details about the procedures can be found on the LA website or email


In-Year Applications

To apply for a place for your child within the academic year please contact the school for more information and to complete the In-Year Admissions form.



Applicants who are unsuccessful in gaining a place have the legal right to appeal to the Admissions Authority. Details concerning how to appeal will be explained in the decision letter.


Further information

Further information can be obtained via the Local Authority’s website or by emailing

Visiting the school 

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school to speak with the Headteacher or look around the school, please phone the school on 01225 859279, and an appointment will be made for you.


The school also holds  Open Mornings in October and December each year, which provides an opportunity to see the school community at work. Please contact the school to check the dates for this.

Current academic year (2019/20) & 2020/21 Admissions Arrangements

For 2019/20 and 2020/21 admissions Swainswick Church School will follow the BANES Admissions arrangements.

Details of these can be found on their website.

Please use the link and documents below.

For further help and information please contact:


Dept. of Admissions and Transport


Temple Street



BS18 1LA


Tel: 01225 394312



Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2021/22

Swainswick Church School consulted on amending it's admissions arrangements for academic year 2021/22, no comments were received during the consultation, and the BWMAT Trustees Board approved the amended arrangements.

Please see the following documents for full details of our admission criteria for 2021/22:


Please note the change to our admissions arrangements for 2021-22 will have no impact on admission arrangements for this year 2019/20 or the coming academic year 2020/21. 


“She has really benefited from the different ages mixing, she often talks of the older children.

We feel all the staff know her, which is so special.” 

—  Name, Title