Service Families Admissions


Avon Valley College has been educating the children from service families for decades, and this experience enables the staff to provide additional support when and where it is needed. We understand the particular demands that postings and deployment place on students and their families.

Our links with the military community are strong, and we welcome armed forces personnel into our school on a regular basis to support with various events and activities throughout the year. Having these strong links aids our aim to foster good relationships and ensure regular and effective communication.

At Avon Valley College 42% of our students are from Forces Families.  These students have a unique opportunity to be part of our AVFS heroes scheme ( .  This scheme has recently been adopted into the Royal British Legion under their service children’s section and we are extremely proud to be part of this growing organisation.  Any student with a link to the forces (be this past or present) are welcome to come along  and take part in the various activities that this fantastic group will be taking part in.  Non service students are also welcome to attend as ‘friends of the heroes’ as they can also play an important role in helping students settle in to the school.

Avon Valley College is extremely proud of our Forces Families and we look forward to some exciting opportunities in the future to further develop our links in the community.  We encourage students to engage in all the exciting events when they become available to them. 

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

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 Michelle Toomer on: 01980 652 467 or email:

if you have any further questions with regard to Service Families Admissions, please contact Mrs Mandy Weyers, Senior Pastoral Manager on: 01980 652467 or email: