Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

New Starter Admissions Process

Welcome to Sherston CE Primary School!


School Handbook & Admissions Pack:

On this page you can access our School Handbook which covers everything you need to know about school life at Sherston, from uniform and school lunches, to school trips and after school clubs. You will also find this information covered in this 'Parents' section of our website.


We've included a copy of all the documents supplied in the admissions pack below.


Individual Healthcare Plan:

If you indicated your child has an Individual Healthcare Plan on the Admissions Registration Form please complete the below form and return it to the school office: before your child starts school with us. 


New Pupil Admissions Registration Form:

As part of the admissions process we need to capture a variety of data on the Admissions Registration Form all new starters receive. This includes information about your child's ethnic origin, language used at home and religion. Here's why we ask for these details:


  • If the Local Authority is to achieve its aim of providing equal rights opportunities for everyone, then it needs to have some statistical basis to show how well or badly it is doing.  Information on the achievement of children from different ethnic backgrounds will help to identify any disadvantages unintentionally caused by the existing education system, and to eliminate such disadvantages in the future.
  • Confidential information about an individual child, known only to the people responsible for that child’s education, can help a school to provide an education and environment to suit his or her individual needs.
  • The Commission for Racial Equality, the report ‘Education for All’, and many groups involved in a multi-cultural education believe that collecting information on people’s ethnic origin is an important first step towards providing an education which takes account of cultural and religious backgrounds.  Many ethnic minority groups wish to retain their separate cultural identity while receiving equal educational opportunities.
  • It is important that the parent or guardian provides this information rather than the teacher as it is what you consider your child’s ethnic origin and religion to be which really matters.


Any questions?

We are always here to support you throughout the admissions process with any help you need or questions that arise. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Anna Glassborow in the school office on 01666 840 237 /