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Widden Primary School


In accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021, the Greenshaw Learning Trust has consulted on the admissions arrangement for Widden Primary for entry in September 2025/6. The consultation closed on 17th January 2024.

The main changes are:

  • Inclusion of a Supplementary From for Exceptional Medical and Social applications.

  • Inclusion of a priority for Children of Staff.

  • Alignment in the order of priorities within the admission arrangement to mirror all other Greenshaw Learning Trust schools. 

  • Amendment of the criteria definitions in line with all Greenshaw Learning Trust schools.

Please find below the determined admission arrangement for the school.

Admission Arrangements for entry in 2025-26

Please find below the Widden Primary Admission Arrangements for 2025-26

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.  Our new Reception admissions and appeals are currently coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council.

In-Year Admissions

To apply for a place at Widden Primary other than at the specified dates of entry, parents
should contact the school to obtain the In-Year Admission Form. The In-Year Admission
form should be completed and returned directly to the school.
Where there are more applicants than places available, the school will maintain a waiting
list according to the oversubscription criteria detailed in the school’s admission
arrangements without regard to the date the application was received or when a child’s
name was added to the waiting list.
Positions on waiting lists may go down as well as up. This is because other children might
be added to the waiting list who have a greater priority for a place against the school’s
admission criteria; for example, when new families move into the area or when other
families who had not previously named Widden Primary as a preference, ask to go on the
waiting list after the initial allocations date.

In-Year Admissions Contact Details:

To view Greenshaw Learning Trust Admissions Policy, please click here:

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

To view the information on school admission appeals, please click here:

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


Click here to apply to the local authority: