Admissions to our school are decided by the local authority, Somerset County Council.

Somerset County Council admission arrangements 2017 [PDF]

Their website has information about choosing a school. If you have further questions you can telephone their admissions team on 0300 123 2224.

The School has a planned admission number (PAN) of 34 which will be strictly applied for children living outside of the School’s designated area. The School’s governors have decided to cap class at sizes at 36, and this is the limit that will be applied to children living within the designated area. This cap will be reviewed annually.

How to apply

Apply to start school on the Somerset County Council website.

Prospective parents for all year groups are warmly encouraged to visit the school. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

Starting school

Children start school in the September before (or containing) their 5th birthday. Attendance is normally part-time at first, building to full-time before the autumn half-term ends. This gradual start pays dividends in the way in which children settle into the school routine and gain self-confidence. Our admission policy is flexible, and parents are fully involved in decisions about full-time education.

During the summer term before your child starts school, you will be invited to an induction evening where you can meet the staff, look around the buildings and find out more about the school. Pre-school children visit the school with their staff, and staff from the school visit pre-schools in the summer term.

In-year admissions

If you are moving to the area and wish to apply for a place at the school, please contact us. We would be delighted to arrange a visit to show you and your child around the school. Your application for a place will be administered by the admissions team at Somerset County Council.

Special educational needs admissions

A close liaison is maintained between school and the nursery and any children with specific needs are identified prior to their entry to school and are made known to our special educational needs coordinator. A school entry plan meeting is held at least one term before the child starts school so that any necessary provision can be put in place. Applications from parents with special circumstances will be given careful consideration and we will seek to meet parental wishes as far as practicable and in the best interest of the child.

For more details see our special educational needs policy

Accessibility plan 2014 – 2017