Admissions Criteria

Our priority admission area is in Durrington and the following villages:
Ablington // Enford // Longstreet // Alton // Fifield // Longstreet House // Brigmertson // Figheldean // Milston // Bulford Camp // Fittleton // Netheravon // Compton // Haxton // New Town Bulford // Coombe // Larkhill // West Chisenbury // East Chisenbury // Littlecott.

Looked after children for whom the school is deemed to be appropriate will take top priority.

Oversubscription Criteria

In the event of oversubscription admissions from within the priority admission area will be considered first and determined using the following criteria:

  1. Children with a brother or sister (sibling) attending the school at the time of application with a reasonable expectation they will be attending at the time of the start of the new academic year. This includes step, foster or half and only applies to siblings who are resident at the same address.
  2. Children residing in the priority admission area defined above and according to our map. If you need clarification of the exact boundaries, please contact the school.
  3. Proximity of the child’s home to Avon Valley using a straight line distance from the main entrance of Avon Valley College to the main door of the residence, with those living closest to the school being given priority. Proof of residence will be required. Where two adults have shared responsibility for their child they should submit a common application for their preferred school/s. The address on the child benefit notification will be taken as evidence of residency. The offer of a place may be withdrawn if proof of residency is not met.

Applications from outside the priority admissions area described above will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. Children with a brother or sister (sibling) attending the school at the time of application with a reasonable expectation they will be attending at the time of the start of the new academic year. This includes step, foster or half and only applies to siblings who are resident at the same address.
  2. Children residing outside the priority admission area.
  3. Proximity of the child’s home to Avon Valley College using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the Academy to the main door of the residence, with those living closest to the school being given priority.

All admissions are controlled by the School Admissions Team, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge. BA14 8JN.  The admissions team can be contacted by telephone on: 01225 713 000 or email at admissions@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Prospective students are very welcome to tour the Academy with their parents or carers before applying to Wiltshire Council for a place. If you would like to arrange a visit, or require any further information, please contact Mrs Sue Hone on: 01980 652 467 or email office@avonvalleycollege.com

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