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The Steadings Primary School – Draft Admissions Policy Consultation

Working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council, The Corinium Education Trust is planning to open The Steadings Primary School in September 2025.


The new school will serve families moving on to the new residential area known as The Steadings.


The new school will grow incrementally. We are monitoring this closely with Gloucestershire County Council’s Primary Place Planning Team and Bathurst Developments Ltd.


The new school will open with a Reception class only in September 2025. However, this will be subject to demand in the local area.


In preparation for the opening of new school and in line with the ‘School Admissions Code’, the Trustees are consulting on the new school’s draft Admissions Policy.


>> Go to Draft Admissions Policy 


This consultation opens on Wednesday 20 December 2023 for a period of 6 weeks and closes on Wednesday 31 January 2024.


Trustees welcome any comments on the draft Admissions Policy for the new school and they will take account of any feedback before revising and approving the final policy at the meeting of the Trust’s Board on Tuesday 6 February 2024. Please send your feedback to


Since being chosen to manage The Steadings Primary School back in 2019, the Trust has been working closely with Bathurst Developments. Chiquita Henson, Trust Lead (CEO), has visited other new schools to learn from their experience and has been exploring designs with architects, headteachers and pupils.


‘We are very excited that the new school is now scheduled to open in September 2025. However, we fully appreciate the sensitivities around primary school places and we have been talking with other local schools. In drafting this Admissions Policy, we have taken care to clearly define the new school’s catchment area.’ Chiquita Henson, Trust Lead (CEO).


The Steadings Primary School will initially be hosted at Siddington C of E Primary School in purpose-built ‘legacy’ accommodation which is currently under construction. It is expected that the new school will move on to its permanent site on The Steadings residential development in either 2027 or 2028.


More information about The Steadings Primary School will be available in February 2024.