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Reception Admission

If you would like your child to join our school in Reception, please click on the link to the Gloucestershire County Council admission procedures below.  As a community school, our new Reception admissions and appeals are coordinated by the Gloucestershire County Council.


From 3rd November 2022 to 15th January 2023

Application Window.  Closing date for school applications is 15 January 2023

Midnight Thursday 31st March 2023

Closing date for Summer-born deferment

Monday 17th April 2023

Allocation Day

Monday 24th April 2023

Closing date to return reply form accepting the place

After Monday 15th May 2023

Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests

Midnight Monday 22nd May 2023

Closing date for return of reply forms

June 2023 to July 2023



In-Year Admissions

If you are looking to move your child to Widden Primary during the school year, you will need to either download an in-year application form from Gloucestershire County Council, contact the In-Year Admissions team or contact the school office on 01452 520571. 


In-Year Admissions Contact Details:

To view the Admission Policy for our school, please click here:



Please then click on the link to the "Determined Admission Criteria and Scheme" for the required year and our Admission Policy is shown under GCC Admission Arrangements.

Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Email: inyear.admissions@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01452 426015 (Mon to Fri 8:30am to 17:00pm)

Once you have completed the in-year admission form and sent it to school, you and your child will be welcomed to an induction meeting and tour of the school with the either the KS1 or KS2 head.

At this meeting we can help to answer any questions you may have and discuss your child's start date. 


Should you have any questions regarding admissions, then please contact Laura Symons in the school office.

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