If your child is due to transfer to a secondary or upper school you can apply here
Please note that King Alfred School, Highbridge, converted to an Academy with the Priory Learning Trust on 1 October 2018 and is now known as ‘The King Alfred School an Academy’. If you applied for a place at the school before 1 October 2018, your application has automatically been transferred to the new school name. You may notice that the school’s name has been changed on any correspondence you receive.
If you want to apply for your child to start secondary school at the beginning of Year 7 or Upper school at the beginning of Year 9, please select Apply.
If you want to apply for your child to start school or transfer to a junior or middle school in September 2019, please visit
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Starting at a Junior or Middle school
Pupils start at a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
Pupils start at an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9
The closing date for secondary and upper school applications was 31 October 2018. Please click the button below to make a late application.
Make a late application
The information on this page also applies to applications for University Technical Colleges (UTC) and studio schools which take pupils from Year 10. Normally, you apply through your home local authority or directly to the school for a place. If the studio school or UTC you are interested in requires you to make an application through your local authority please use the online form on this page and we will tell you the outcome of your application.
There are no UTC or studio schools in Somerset, only in neighbouring authorities. We send information every year to parents of Year 8 and 9 pupils about these schools.
All applications for a secondary or upper 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.
If your child is due to start at a secondary or upper school in September 2019 we advise you to carefully read the Secondary Admissions Guide before making your application. This contains everything you need to know to make your school place application, including information about 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.
If you applied online by 31 October 2018 you will receive an email with the outcome of your application on 1 March 2019. If you applied using a paper application form your outcome will be sent out by second class post on 1 March 2019.
Outcomes will not be given out over the phone or in person at the Council offices.
From 1 March 2019 you can view the outcome of your application by logging into the online application system.
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 22 March 2019 we will send outcomes on 3 May 2019.
Applications received after 22 March 2019 will be processed in strict date order of receipt.
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 2018/19 academic year one home address claimed by the parent carer was not used to allocate a 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.
Primary Admissions Guide
Primary Admissions Application Form
Secondary Admissions Guide
Secondary Admission Application Form
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Supplementary Information Form for Voluntary Controlled Schools 2019
On-line Application Guidance Notes
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