Welcome to our school. We understand that the choice of school for your child is an important one. At Dilton Marsh C of E Primary School, we believe that our approach to learning, values and the environment are all ones which are conducive to a child’s development.
We believe that in order to choose a school for your child, it is imperative to get an understanding of the school ethos. As a result every day is an open day at school and although our website will give you an insight into our schools ethos and facilities, it will probably not answer all your questions. We welcome you to come and have a tour with our Year 6 Tour guides, this way you will get to experience the fantastic atmosphere of our school. If you are interested in a tour please contact the school office on 01373 822902.
The School Admissions team at Wiltshire Council are responsible for allocating primary school places at local authority schools in Wiltshire. To apply for a place at Dilton Marsh C of E Primary School, please visit the Wiltshire Council's Schools and Colleges page for further information on how you can apply online or by post. We look to try and accommodate those who seek a place at our school.
Application forms are available on-line from the Wiltshire Council website www.wiltshire.gov.uk all forms must be returned to the Council who will process and inform the school.
Starting school for the first time
As a school we pride ourselves on having a smooth transition into school not only from the local nurseries but for those who have not attended nursery school. We have a planned induction programme that ensures children settle quickly and happily into our reception class and our school.
In the summer term prior to your child attending school our Foundation Stage staff try to visit all our new children in their pre-school settings. As well as this new parents are invited to a New Parent Meeting held in school during the Summer Term, this is an opportunity to meet the staff, ask questions and tour the facilities.
Once September comes around our new pupils attend school for the morning session only for the first 2 weeks as this allows the children to settle in gradually. At the beginning of the third week the children will attend school full time.
Once in school, the children have a wonderful time exploring, discovering and learning, largely through play-based activities. We provide a very well-equipped indoor and outdoor environment where children can safely investigate and where carefully selected activities encourage children to experiment with letters and numbers. Every child is different and we promote this uniqueness and help children follow their own interests wherever possible.
Transition to Secondary School
When our year six pupils near the end of their time at our school we begin to think about their transition to secondary school. As part of this all children will have the opportunity to visit the school they will attend as well as completing activities in preparation for this new start.
For those children who need more support we can tailor a more bespoke plan in consultation with both parents and the secondary school. We feed into both Kingdown in Warminster and Matravers in Westbury.