FAQs

How can we apply for a place at Holy Trinity?

If your child is due to start school in the Foundation Stage next September (that means that they will be turning 5 years old at some point between next September and the following August) you need to apply online through Wiltshire Local Authority http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schoolseducationandlearning/schoolsandcolleges/schooladmissions.htm .

If you want to transfer your child who is already in school to Holy Trinity, please contact the school on 01380 813 796, or email admin@holytrinity.wilts.sch.uk and we will support you through the process. Holy Trinity is its own admissions authority.

Please phone the school to make an appointment to look around and chat to the headteacher – we do not hold open days since we would rather personally meet each family interested in our school.

How are places allocated?

A copy of our admissions policy is available on our website, under the tab “Information for Parents”. In summary, if we are oversubscribed, we allocate places firstly to those who legally must be awarded places (vulnerable children in various categories), then we award places to those who live our catchment area (Great Cheverell, ,Little Cheverell, Erlestoke and Coulston), then we award places to those who have siblings in our school but live out of catchment, then those who live out of the catchment and can present a valid Christian Faith application and lastly those who live out of the catchment area but don’t fall into any of the above categories. In the event of a tie break in any criterion, distance from the school is used to separate the candidates. Governors have determined that we will not admit above our net capacity of 150 children. Well over 50% of our children come from outside our catchment area.

What time does the school day start and finish?

Children can be dropped off between 8.30am and 8.40am. The school day ends at 3.00pm.

Does the school provide breakfast clubs or afterschool care?

There is no breakfast club nor after-school care though there are many special interest clubs that do run after school. However, these will not be available to every child on every day.

Does the school offer holiday clubs?

We offer a 2 or 3 week holiday club in August and a week at Easter.

What is the uniform and where can I buy it?

Holy Trinity colours are navy blue with the school logo. Children can wear the sweatshirt or jumper or cardigan. Grey or black skirts or trousers and, in summer, blue and white checked dresses form the basic uniform. Polo shirts with the logo can be purchased or plain white or blue polo shirts are acceptable. We insist on sensible black school shoes, no high heels, boots or trainers for daily wear – our children are busy and run around a lot, so they need to be safe and comfortable. All uniform items can be purchased from  http://www.clothingattesco.com/icat/embschoolwear. Uniform can be ordered on line and will be delivered free of charge. Or uniform can be ordered through Galileos clothing in Devizes.

We do not have space for children to bring rucksacks into school, so please purchase the flat book bags and drawstring bags for PE clothing.

Where can we park when dropping off or picking up children?

There is some parking outside the school – we ask parents not to park in the lay-by and to use this area as a “Stop and Drop” area. There are  spaces in the Pavilion car park which the parish council very kindly allows us to use but we do ask parents to be considerate when parking across the road. Children’s lives are in danger if people park dangerously. If possible, please walk into school or form a lift club with other local families to reduce the number of cars outside the school at busy times. There is parking further down in the village and a very pretty walk up Green Lane should there be insufficient parking outside the school.