Starting Primary School

Places still available for September 2020. Please contact us if you need a school place.

We know how hard it is selecting a school for your child.  Trinity strive to make the process as easy as possible. We hope you find all the information you need here, but, if you want to know more, please contact the school office 01454 218462.

We find a School Tour provides prospective parents and carers a good insight into what makes Trinity a fun place to learn and thrive.  Traditionally in September schools welcome visits from parties of parents and carers whose children will be starting school the following September. This unfortunately cannot happen in the usual way. Instead, we are offering prospective parents and carers a short visit to meet with Mr Hutton, observing precautions like wearing face coverings, and sticking primarily to the outside of the building. Slots can be booked through the school office on:

  • Monday 28th September 2020 a.m.
  • Friday 2nd October 2020 a.m.
  • Tuesday 6th October 2020 a.m.
  • Thursday 8th October 2020 a.m.
  • Tuesday 20th October 2020 p.m.
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020 p.m.
General Admissions guidance

Children are legally required to start school at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. However children whose parents live in South Gloucestershire may be admitted to school at the beginning of the school year provided that they reach the age of four years on or before August 31st.

Class Intake Size

Under the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988, Local Authorities and schools are required to set admission levels that reflect the accommodation capacity of the school. The admission level or standard number for Trinity is set at 20 for each new entry, and therefore a school total capacity of 140.

For children starting Primary School this coming year:

Primary School Admissions—September 2021

If you have a child born between 01.09.2016—31.08.2017 you will need to apply for a Primary school place by 15th January 2021.

Primary admission forms for South Gloucestershire residents must be completed online at:

https://oneb2b.southglos.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/

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Primary admission forms for Wiltshire residents must be completed online at:

https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php

The application process for places is now open. Read the admission guides on the South Gloucestershire Council website by following the links below.

The deadline for primary, infant and junior applications is 15 January 2021. Find out more at www.southglos.gov.uk/primaryadmissions

Parents/carers who do not live in South Gloucestershire but who wish to apply for a place at a South Gloucestershire infant/primary school must complete the online application form from the local authority in which they live.

Unless the school is oversubscribed in the desired year, parental preference will result in a place at Trinity being offered. This process begins during the Autumn Term, for entry in the following September. Should the school be oversubscribed in the desired year, allocations will be made in accordance with Local Authority (LA) criteria.

Only the parent/carer with legal responsibility for the child may complete and submit the application form and only one application per child will be accepted (please refer to the Glossary of Terms for a definition of parental/carer responsibility).  It is important that both parents/carers agree with the preferred schools named so any difficulties in reaching this agreement are dealt with in advance of the closing date.  We can process only one application per child and South Gloucestershire Council cannot become involved in disputes between parents/carers.

 
For children starting Secondary School this coming year:

Y6 Children—Secondary School Applications

The deadline for secondary schools is 31 October 2020. Find out more at www.southglos.gov.uk/secondaryadmissions

Y7 Admission forms for South Gloucestershire residents must be completed online at:

https://oneb2b.southglos.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/Login?%20ReturnUrl=%2fCitizenPortal_LIVE%2f

Y7 Admission forms for Wiltshire residents must be completed online at:

https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php

The online application form is available for completion until 31st October 2020.

If you miss this date your application will be ‘late’ and you will reduce the likelihood of receiving an offer at one of your preferred schools.

Offer of a secondary school place made to parents/carers resident in South Gloucestershire will be on 2nd March 2021.