Admissions Arrangements

Admission Arrangements

Academies Enterprise Trust is the admissions authority for Hazelwood Academy. AET Admissions Guidance is available here.

Applications for places at the academy will be made in accordance with Local Authority’s (Swindon Borough Council) co-ordinated admission arrangements. They will be made on the Common Application Form and administered by the the applicant’s home Local Authority.

Hazelwood Academy has an agreed admission number of 180 pupils. Hazelwood Academy will accordingly admit at least 180 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. Hazelwod Academy will participate in Swindon LA’s In Year Fair Access Protocol.


Please click below to download the admissions arrangements for next academic year:

HWA Admissions 2019-2020

HWA Admissions 2020-2021

HWA Admissions 2021-2022

Below is the local authority link for admissions [and also a guidance booklet to assist you in the process.]

Primary School Admissions

Swindon Coordinated Scheme and Admission Arrangements

Primary Admissions Guide 2019

If you have any queries, please contact the school office on 01793 497250 or

Please visit Parents page for more information about the Term Dates, Academy Uniform, Dinners etc.


Ofsted Registered Pre-School Tax-Free 2, 3 and 4 Year Old Childcare

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education. Hazelwood Academy offers places to children from 2 to 11 years. The Nursery is an integral part of the Academy and offers purpose-built facilities, an exciting environment, and enthusiastic and committed staff. We have been awarded the Bristol Standard for Quality Improvement from Birth to Five, which recognises the strength of provision in our Early Years. Children are given every opportunity to thrive with staff and parents/carers working together to ensure each child fulfils their potential.

In order to register a child for a Nursery place, please contact the school office directly or you can submit an online application via this link

Reception Class

The law says your child must attend school full time from the start of the term following his or her fifth birthday. In Swindon children can begin school from the September after their fourth birthday.

Within this policy, full-time education will be made available for all autumn and spring born pupils from the beginning of the autumn term. Pupils who become five between April and August will be able to receive half-time education during the autumn term. Full-time education for such pupils can commence from January. This can be explained as follows:-

Although this policy will enable your child to take advantage of a three year infant course, there is no obligation on you to send your child to school until s/he reaches statutory school age (i.e. the beginning of the term after his/her fifth birthday). You decide, within the law and the Borough Council’s policy, when you wish your child to start school.

Schools may not require children to be admitted to school before statutory school age. Even children who have already started school in other parts of the country and then moved to Swindon cannot be admitted early unless there are very exceptional social or medical reasons.

Children living within the designated area of the school have priority for admission provided that their parents formally register them for school before the deadline date, which is usually during February. Children from outside the designated area of Hazelwood Academy will only be admitted if the admission limit for the year group they will be entering has not been reached and their registration is made before the deadline date. The limit currently stands at 30. It should be noted that class sizes in Key Stage 1 are legally limited to 30, which means that a child may be refused admission if this would result in class sizes of more than 30.