Year 7 transition

Preparing for the transition to Secondary school is an exciting and slightly daunting time for both parents and children. At Newton Tony CE VC Primary School. we recognise this by providing our Year 6 children with the opportunity to participate in a six week ELSA programme to prepare for Secondary School in the Summer Term. We also send home information about Y5 taster days.

It is a good idea to visit the Secondary schools you are considering to gain knowledge of how they run and to meet the staff and pupils. We also recommend that you look at the school website which will provide you with the schools prospectus to help you decide which schools would be most likely to meet your child’s needs. Schools are regularly inspected by The Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED). Report summaries can be obtained from the individual school, local libraries or the OfSTED website:

If you are considering the 11+ exam please click on the following link for more information 11-plus-exam-explained

How do I apply?

If you apply online you do not need to complete a paper application. We recommend that you apply online. You can make changes to your application for a September 2021 intake place up until the deadline. The deadline date for Secondary Schools is 31st October 2020.

When will I find out which school my child has been offered?

If you have applied before the deadline for a September 2021 place then the notification dates will be on the 1st March 2021. If you apply online you will be able to log back into the online system on national offer date to view the outcome of your application. Please note, in order to log back on to the system and view the outcome of your application on national offer day, you will need you username and password.

Wiltshire residents can apply using the online application system at school admissions or alternatively they can apply using the common application form which can also be downloaded using the same web address. Parents can express preferences for up to three schools.

Avon Valley College

Bishop Wordsworth’s School (Grammar 11+)

The Burgate School

St Edmunds School

John Hanson School

St Joseph’s catholic school

Sarum Academy

South Wilts Grammar School (Grammar 11+)

Stonehenge School

The Wellington Academy

Wyvern College