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.
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
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 can be obtained via the Local Authority’s website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
2020/21 Admissions Arrangements
For 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
Tel: 01225 394312
Consultation on Admissions Arrangements for Academic Year 2021/22
Swainswick Church School is consulting on amending it's admissions arrangements for academic year 2021/22.
Please see the following documents for full details:
Please note this consultation will have no impact on admissions arrangements, including oversubscription criteria for this year 2019/20 or the coming academic year 2020/21.