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Catherine Wayte

Primary School

Is your child starting school next year in September?

Is your child due to start school in FS2 in September 2023?

Why should you choose Catherine Wayte Primary School for your child? 


Information Evening

We will be hold an annual information evening for parents to find out about our school every September. Please come along and find out why our school would be a good choice for your child. 


Head Teacher Tours

Families can contact the school office to arrange a time to have a tour of the school and to meet with the Head Teacher to answer any questions you may have about our wonderful school.


Remember to check the Swindon Borough Council website to find the application deadline for school places, this is usually before the end of January.


To come and visit our lovely friendly school, please contact the school office to arrange a tour and a meeting with the Head Teacher. You may also like to view some of the photos and and information on our current Reception class pages to see the exciting learning opportunities and resources available to our children. This can be found by clicking the link directly below.  

Catherine Wayte is a lovely school- but don't just take our word for it! Here are just a selection of comments from parents whose children have attended our Reception classes; 

2021-2022 Year Group

“We are really happy with ____ development this year. We have seen some wonderful changes in him. Thank you to his teachers and school for all that you have done throughout this difficult time. Looking forward to seeing what Year 1 has in store.”


“Thank you for all the help and support during the pandemic. You’ve all been amazing. “


“___ has thoroughly enjoyed her first year at school. We’ve really noticed an increase in her desire to practice reading and writing and are so proud of the progress she has made. “


“___’s report is beyond our expectation. Thank you so much for making it happen. Thank you for all you have done for ___ throughout the year.”


“We would like to thank all the staff for your help and support for ___. During this period ___ has grown confidence and particularly improved her reading skills. We can’t thank you enough.”


“We want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Mrs Chambers and the team. In such a tough year you have been consistently amazing with your creativity, positivity and encouragement- you have made so many lovely memories for us all and ___ loves being a part of your class and will miss you as she moves on. We are grateful for everything.”


“We are so proud of what ___ has achieved in his first year at school. He absolutely loves reading and maths and continues to work hard with his writing. During lockdown all the FS2 teachers were brilliant, providing fun engaging and appropriate live lessons. ___ has loved his time in Reception. The updates/photos on Tapestry have been lovely to see especially the Nativity and end of year videos. You have made a tough year better by allowing parents to ‘see’ some of the things we would otherwise have missed due to covid. Thank you so much.”


2021-2022 Year Group


“Very pleased with ____ report. Immensely proud of the progress he has made in phonics, maths and reading. Thank you Mrs Chambers and the team for all your hard work this year. ___has really enjoyed his time in Reception and has some great memories. “


“We are so proud of ____development and his confidence has grown dramatically. We are so pleased he is at Catherine Wayte and he is loving it too. Thank you so much to the teachers we could not be happier.”


“We are so proud of ____ for a fantastic first year at school. Thank you Mrs Chambers for being an amazing teacher!”


“Thank you to all the staff for helping my daughter to have such a good result. I have explained to her she will have other teacher in Y1 and she is already sad to leave you.”


“We are extremely proud of ___ During his first year his confidence has grown so much- thank you!”

“Thank you so much all the teachers. All the teachers are lovely and kind and helpful. Thank you so much for teaching ____”


“____ is always happy to go to school, often speaks about her day, what she learned or enjoyed doing. She had very good support from her teachers and we are very pleased with her education.”


“We feel the school report reflects ____’s character and its lovely to know the teachers have got to know ___so well. We are really pleased with the progress ____has made and would like to thank you for the fantastic support you have given.”