Welcome to Abbeymead Primary School


Full details of our admission arrangements can be found using the following link: Admission Policy

Abbeymead is a two-form entry school. Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 60 (30 per class).

Please call the school office if you have any questions regarding admissions, either in-year or for 2024 entry, on 01452 371710. 


Admission to EYFS for September 2024

In Gloucestershire children can start primary school, if their parents wish, in the September of the school year in which they become five. For children due to start in September 2024 the child's date of birth falls between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020. The school year starts on 1 September.

Applications must be made to Gloucestershire County Council for every child stating school in September 2024. 

Parents can apply online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from November until midnight on 15 January or by completing a paper form which can be downloaded from Gloucestershire County Council School Admissions webpage, or requested from the County Council's Co-ordinated Admissions Team on 01452 425407.

Full information on the admissions process is available online using the links below. It is important for parents to read this information before applying for a school place.


 School Tours for Prospective Families

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer school tours for September 2024 admissions. 

Dates will be published in early October for 2025 admissions. Please come back here to book your place. 


Admission Key Dates

 Applications for 2024 intake will need to be submitted between November 2023 and 15 January 2024. 

From November 2023

Letters sent out to Gloucestershire residents explaining how to apply for a school place

From 3 November 2023 to Midnight 15 January 2024

Application Window.
Closing date for school applications is Midnight on 15 January 2024

Midnight Sunday 31 March 2024

Closing date for Summer-born deferment requests

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Allocation Day

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Closing date to return reply form accepting the school place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s

After Tuesday 14 May 2024

Outcome of Waiting List Requests

Midnight Tuesday 21 May 2024

Closing date for return of reply forms

June 2024 to July 2024


In-Year Admissions - Applying for a school place during the school year

To apply for a school place during the year, you will need to complete an in-year admission form available from Gloucestershire County Council website (see link below). Please send your completed application form and supporting documents (i.e. copy of birth certificate and proof of address) by email to secretary@abbeymead.gloucs.sch.uk 

In-year Admissions

Current vacancies within the school:

  • EYFS
0 vacancies
  • Year 1

0 vacancies

  • Year 2

0 vacancies

  • Year 3
0 vacancies
  • Year 4
0 vacancies
  • Year 5
0 vacancies
  • Year 6
0 vacancies


Admission Appeals

If you make an in-year application and receive a refusal letter, you have a legal right of appeal against the decision. Gloucestershire County Council will be able to assist you through this process, and the Appeals Team can be contacted on 01452 426015. For further information, please follow the link below:-