GCC - Admission to Reception in September 2023

GCC - Transferring to secondary school in September 2023

GCC - Applying for a school place during the school year

Each year we have a planned admission number of 21 children. Parents are invited to contact the School Office and make an appointment with the Headteacher to discuss the admission of children to the school. Please use the information sheet and application form links below.

Having schools and academies deal with in-year admissions tends to speed up the process as they can often give parents an immediate answer about whether there are places available and they can process the application more quickly. That means that a child moving into the area will have less time out of education.

Gloucestershire Local Authority can still offer advice, you can email them directly.

Gloucestershire Council Council have recently launched the Family Portal which families can use to apply for the following:

  • Free School Meals

  • Applications for starting Reception, transferring to Junior, Secondary, Middle, and High Schools(Secondary and High available from 5th September 2016, Junior, Middle and Reception available from November 2016)

  • Two Year Old Funding

Oversubscription Criteria


Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available (both in the normal round of admissions and for in-year admissions), the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:

  1. A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order or special guardianship order ( 1 ) .

  2. Children who will have siblings attending the school at the time the applicant child is admitted.

  3. Children with the strongest geographical claim, measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point of the child’s home address (including flats) to the ordnance survey address point of the school, using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.

Where any particular category at points 1-2 above is oversubscribed, criterion 3 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) will be used to determine which child is offered a place.

In the event of a tie between two or more children when applying criterion 3 (strongest geographical claim based on straight line distance) where there are not enough places available to offer all children a place at the school, a process of random allocation will be followed by the Local Authority. This will be in the form of a manual process which is overseen by an independent person from the Council’s Legal Services. Where twins or children from multiple births are part of a random allocation process they will be considered as one applicant.

(1) A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in England, or is being provided with accommodation by a local authority in England in the exercise of their social services functions. A full definition can be found in section 3 of the School Admission Arrangement document shown above.

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Ashchurch Primary School
Ashchurch Road,
GL20 8LA




Administrator | Claire Vignaux


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Headteacher | Richard Gibson

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SENDCo | Emma Bushell

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Ashchurch Primary School is committed to providing the very best possible education for all of its pupils within a stimulating, happy and secure environment.