Thank you for considering Abbeyfield as a possibility for your child. At Abbeyfield our belief in exceptional Teaching and Learning has led to outstanding outcomes and phenomenal progress for students and we would welcome the opportunity to show you our caring and nurturing school which has the highest of expectations for all. Students at Abbeyfield are incredibly successful. We want to share our aspirations to build great futures for all we have the privilege to teach.

Abbeyfield has accepted Wiltshire Council’s Determined Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Secondary Schools within Wiltshire. The school shares the urban designated area of Chippenham and is also on the Calne Area board. For entry into Year 7, parents must complete Wiltshire Council’s secondary school admissions form, in hard copy or electronically, by noon on 31st October. On this form parents are invited to state up to three ranked preferences and, as far as possible, applicants will be offered a place at a school for which they have expressed a preference. Abbeyfield School’s admission limit for entry into Year 7 is 180 students. Admission into Year 7 is co-ordinated by Transition Manager, Sarah Jones.

Please contact Sarah Jones our Transitions Manager on 01249 464538 to arrange a tour of the school or attend our guided tours throughout September this year.

In the event of over-subscription Wiltshire Council will apply its over-subscription criteria in the order set out below:

  • Children in care
  • Vulnerable children
  • Shared designated area multiple births
  • Shared designated area siblings
  • Other designated area children
  • Other multiple births
  • Other siblings
  • Other children

If the school is oversubscribed in any of the above categories, the straight-line distance from the child’s home address to the school will be used as the determining factor.

Students with statements of Special Educational Needs are required to be admitted to the school named on their statement.

Please contact Wiltshire Council’s Admissions Team at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN or telephone 01225 713000 for an application form or apply online at ( and further details.

Wiltshire council consultation document on school admissions

Transition into Year 7

We have a wide range of documents available for you to download that can support the application process to our school:

Admissions into other year groups

Parents who wish to apply for their child to enter the school other than in the September of Year 7 should in the first instance approach Wiltshire Council to obtain an admissions form. An appointment can then be made with the Deputy Headteacher via Jane Hill on

Admission Policy