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The consultation on Wessex Learning Trust’s 2022/23 admission arrangements is from 4 December 2020 until 15 January 2021.


 The proposed changes include the inclusion of the four schools that joined the Trust on 1 April 2020.  These are:


  • Cheddar First School
  • Draycott and Rodney Stoke CofE First School
  • Fairlands Middle School
  • Shipham CofE First School


In addition the Oversubscription Criteria at 6.2h, now includes a note for our Church Schools that in the event that a church has been closed for public worship, that the use of the Supplementary Information Form will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.   


If you wish to comment on these arrangements please e-mail ‘’.


A final copy of the determined admission arrangements will be displayed on the website by 28 February 2021.


After this date objections can be made to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator until 15 May 2021. For further information on how to make an objection please visit

Primary and Secondary Admissions – September 2021


The admissions process for school place applications in September 2021 is under way and the website will is now live for parents/carers to make their on-line application. 


For children due to start school for the first time or transfer to a junior or middle school the closing date for applications is 15th January 2021 and the national offer day is 16 April 2021.


The primary and secondary admission guides for the 2021 admissions process can be found on our website Parent/carers are advised to read the guide thoroughly before making an online application.



In previous years the Admissions and Entitlements Team have written to every parent/carer of children due to start or transfer school explaining how to apply, key dates and where to find further information. Due to budgetary constraints they no longer write individually to parents. Information can be found on their website and they also make use of Facebook, twitter, local press etc as usual to raise awareness. Chaser texts and/or letters will still be sent if they have not received an application by a certain date prior to the deadline.

Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.