Information about applying for a place at a junior school or a middle school
Pupils start at a junior school at the beginning of Year 3
Pupils start at a middle school at the beginning of Year 5
All applications for a junior or middle school place in September 2020 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 at a junior or middle school in September 2020 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.
The closing date for starting school applications was 15 January. Please use the button below to make a late application.
Make a late application
From 16 April 2020 to view the outcome of your application log into the Citizen portal.
You may be prompted for a Unique Identification Number (UID). Please note we do not use these , so please choose the ‘NO UID’ button.
We only offer one school place for each child. If you submit ‘new’ preferences and it becomes possible to offer a place at one of these schools, any place we have offered you previously will be withdrawn.
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.
If you applied online by 15 January 2020, you will receive an email with the outcome of your application on 16 April 2020. If you applied using a paper application form your outcome will be sent out by second class post on 16 April 2020. Outcomes will not be given out over the phone or in person at the Council offices.
From 16 April 2020 you can view the outcome of your application by logging into the online application system here.
Please note, it is the parent or carer’s responsibility to make an on-time school place application. If you are making an application after the closing date, it will be classed as late and your application will be considered according to the dates below.
For applications received by 1 May 2020 we will send outcomes on 5 June 2020.
Applications received after 1 May 2020 will be processed in strict date order of receipt and outcomes sent out after 1 June 2020.
If you wish to apply for your child to move to another school (for example, from an infant to a primary school), please see the page In Year School Admissions for advice on in year admissions which are school moves outside of the usual school transfer cycle.
We would strongly advise that you carefully consider the following when making your school place application.
We thoroughly investigate all potentially fraudulent or misleading applications we are made aware of and welcome information from schools and the public. For the 2019/20 academic year one home address claimed by the parent carer was not used to allocate the school place, and one school place was withdrawn as a result of information received about potentially fraudulent or misleading home addresses.
If you know or suspect that someone is trying to or has gained a school place fraudulently please let us know. You can send us this information anonymously if you prefer and rest assured that your details will remain completely confidential.
Secondary admissions application form September 2020
Primary admissions application form September 2020
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