Due to the current restrictions facing schools, we are unable to organise visits to our school for prospective parents. Instead, we have recorded audio presentations of information usually shared at the open events. We have also included a Virtual Tour of our school. Please click on the links to access the information and take a look inside our school via the video.
We also have other videos on our Gallery page which will give you further insight into our school and what we are about!
To access the audio on the PowerPoint presentations you will need to use a laptop or a PC. When opening the presentations, please view via slide show, click from beginning and the audio will automatically play. (Click on the icon on each page if not)
St Swithun Wells is a Primary School with a full time Nursery and our current whole school roll is 228 pupils. We currently have spaces for 26 children at our Nursery, however a capacity for 30 children which we are aiming for in 2021-2022.
Our Nursery school day runs as follows:
8.30am - 3.30pm (with a soft start from 8.30am-8.45am and soft finish from 3.15pm-3.30pm)
For parents who wish to send their child in for mornings only (15 free hours), the day is 8.30am - 11.40am.
Our Nursery offers the eligible 30 free hours. For parents who may not be eligible, additional hours are offered at £5.50 per hour.
The Published Admission Number for the reception class at St Swithun Wells’ is 30. The Governing Body has sole responsibility for admissions to this school and intends to admit 30 children in the school year which begins in September 2021. Applications are welcome from families whose child reaches his/her 4th birthday between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.
Whenever there are more applications than places available, priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Westminster. Applications will be ranked using the criteria listed below. In this policy applicant refers to the person making an application on behalf of a child; candidate refers to the child on whose behalf the application is being made.
RECEPTION PRIMARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 - children born between
1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.
The closing date for your child's primary school application is Wednesday 15th January 2021.
Where there are more applications than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority: -
Applications under criteria 2, 3 and 4, should be accompanied by a Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP). These certificates are available from the priest at the parish where the family normally worships and on the Diocesan website at- www.rcdow.org.uk/schools/parents/admissions
Further information about applying to our school are included below.