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The Commonweal School
The Mall, Swindon,SN1 4JE Old Town
01793 612727

Admission Arrangements for 2007-2008

The School will offer places to 216 students per year, exclusive of those students who might be assigned to the school by reasons of Statements of Special Educational Need in relation to Specific Learning Difficulties or Physical Impairment.

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the following criteria, applied in the order given and subject to availability:

1. In line with the Code of Practice for Admissions and agreed procedures for Children in Public Care:

a) A child who has a Statement of Special Educational needs is required to be admitted to the school named on the child’s statement.

b) The School will consider with high priority any child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority as defined by Section 22 of the Children Act 1989.

c) The School will consider with high priority any child who has a long term and seriously disabling medical, physical or psychological condition which would mean that the child’s health would be a major risk if he or she was not admitted to the preferred school. Any request made on these grounds will need the written support of the senior clinical medical officer for the area in which the child lives, together with other professional support as appropriate. This support must show conclusively that it is essential for the child concerned to attend the parents’ preferred school rather than any other. It is the parents’ responsibility to provide all necessary medical documentation.

2. Any child living within the school’s designated area. A map of this area is available for inspection by parents at the school. Priority is given to those living closest to Commonweal School, measured as a straight line between Commonweal School and the child’s home address.

3. Any child not living in the designated area who has a sibling (brother or sister) attending the preferred school at the same time as he or she is due to be admitted. ‘Sibling’ in this context means brothers or sisters, biological or adopted and also includes children living as siblings in the same family unit.

4. The School will offer up to 15 places per year, subject to availability, to any student with a demonstrable aptitude in the performing arts.

5. Children not living in the school’s designated area, with priority being given to those living closest to Commonweal School, measured as a straight line between Commonweal School and the child’s home address.


01793 513437



Chairman of School Governors
Mr D Brown

Vice-Chairman of School Governors
Mr E Glennie

Clerk to the Governors
Mrs C Beaton

Chairman of Parent/Teacher Association - Mrs E Ford

Secretary of Parent/Teacher Association - Mrs S Mulhall

Treasurer of Parent/Teacher Association - Mrs P Salmond

(The above people can be contacted through the School) email

Educational Welfare Officer - Ms J Logan
Area Education Office
Sanford House
Sanford Street
Swindon SN1 1QH

Telephone: 01793 465795 or

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