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The John of Gaunt School takes students from across Trowbridge plus the surrounding towns and villages. It is typical for us to have 25+ feeder primary schools in any year group.

School Tours & Open Events:

Parents of Year 5 & 6, and those looking to transfer in other year groups, are encouraged to book a personal tour of the school to see us in action on a typical school day. Please contact Wingfield reception on 01225 762637 to book a convenient time.

Prospective parents are warmly invited to our Open Evening on Wednesday 28 September 2022, 6pm-8.30pm. 


The John of Gaunt School has a long-standing and well-developed relationship with our feeder primary schools. All primary schools in Trowbridge will bring their Year 5 pupils to visit us for a day and many pupils will visit our site to take part in the variety of primary school events we offer.

Once we know which Year 6 pupils will be joining us, members of our Senior Leadership Team and Individual Learning Department will visit the pupils in their primary schools. Year 6 pupils will all attend our induction day in July and some students will be identified for additional visits. We prioritise collecting as much information as possible about each student from primary schools, both academic and pastoral, in order to support their transition and accelerate their progress on joining us.

Admission Arrangements for Year 7 September 2023:

For entry into Year 7, parents must complete Wiltshire Council’s secondary school admissions form, in hard copy or electronically, by 31st October 2022. Details can be found at School admissions

Alternatively, paper copies of the application form can be downloaded here or can be obtained from Wiltshire Council’s Admissions Team at County Hall:

Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

Please contact the Admissions Team at County Hall on 01225 713000 for further details of how to apply.

Due to increasing numbers applying for school places we strongly recommend that parents make The John of Gaunt School their “first preference” and apply on time to secure a place.

Please refer to the school’s Admission Policy for criteria applied in the event of over-subscription.

For entry into all other year groups, including Year 7 at a point other than the start of September, parents will need to complete the Wiltshire Council ‘In Year Transfer Form’, which can be downloaded here Sch-in-year-transfer.pdf    

Completed forms must be returned to Wiltshire Council at the address above.

We advise parents to contact the school to discuss your application and book a tour before completing the form.

Admissions Policy:

Admissions Policy 2022 - 2023

To appeal an admissions decision, please see the following information.

Admissions Appeals

Transport to school for Students

Transport Application Form

New Student Information Pack

The following documents are required for all new students. Paper copies are available via Wingfield reception.