Children start school in September
A child can only start school in their home authority after they turn four years old

All applications for a starting school place in September 2019 must be made to your home authority – this is who you pay your council tax to.

If you are unsure if your child lives in Somerset, you can check whether we are your local authority for school admissions here.

If your child is due to start school in September 2019 you are advised to carefully read the Primary Admissions Guide before making your application. This contains everything you need to know in order to make your school place application including information on the different types of school, published admission numbers and the criteria used to allocate places at schools and academies.

For the criteria used to allocate places at schools and academies please see the Admission policies page

If you would like information on how places were allocated at your preferred schools in previous years please see our School Place Allocation Summaries page.