Children are able to start school in the September before their fifth birthday.
Wyke Primary School has a recognised catchment area; the parish of Gillingham, which is shared with the other Gillingham Primary Schools. We try to accommodate children living in that area within the physical capacity of the school. Our admission number for each year group is 30 pupils. If oversubscribed, priority is given to those in area children with brothers or sisters already in school, followed by those children who live closest to the school.
Parents of children living outside the Gillingham area who wish their children to attend Wyke should follow the procedure laid down in the Dorset County Council publication ‘Admission to Schools: A Guide for Parents and Carers 2017/2018’ which can be found by clicking HERE.
Parents who would like their children to attend Wyke Primary School should apply online www.dorsetforyou.com/schooladmissions the January before the anticipated entry into school. Should parents have any queries at all regarding admissions policy, or are unable to apply online, please contact the school office for assistance.
Children are invited to spend several ‘Welcome to Wyke’ sessions in school in the term prior to their admission.