Abbeymead Primary School


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. Our school office is happy to take any questions you may have.

To view the Admission Policy for our school please click on link below. Please then click on the link to the Determined Admission Criteria and Scheme for the required year, and our Admission Policy is shown under GCC Admission Arrangements.
Admission Policy

The published admission number (PAN) for Abbeymead Primary School is 60.


Foundation Stage Places

Applying for a primary school place in Gloucestershire children start school in the school year in which they turn 5. Abbeymead Primary School is a primary school and has pupils aged 4 to 11 in 7 year groups from Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

The majority of applications for Foundation Stage are made between October and January for intake in September. Information about the process and the County Council online application form will be available in the autumn on the County Council website. Alternatively you can contact the Access to Education Team directly on 01452 425407. 

The Gloucestershire Local Authority is responsible for all the allocation of school places for children joining Reception. The Governors are still responsible for ranking the applications according to the Admissions Policy.


Applying for a school place during the school year

To apply for a school place at Abbeymead during the year, you will need to complete an in-year admission form available from the 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 

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:-



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 31st March 2024

Closing date for Summer-born deferment requests

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Allocation Day

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Closing date to return reply form accepting the school place or

requesting to be put on waiting list/s

After Tuesday 14th May 2024

Outcome of Waiting List Requests

Midnight Tuesday, 21st May 2024

Closing date for return of reply forms

June 2024 to July 2024


Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS

Tel: 01452371710