Admissions & Transfer
St. Aldhelm’s Governing Body is the admission authority for this school. The School’s Admissions Policy features our catchment area and over-subscription criteria. Full details of the admissions process into our Reception class each September are given in the “Guide for Parents” available from the School Admissions Team at County Hall in Taunton or via their website at www.somerset.gov.uk.
Applications forms for entry into any year group during the academic year or classes other than Reception for September can be collected from our School Office, or downloaded from our web site. Click here for an Application form for a place during the school year.
Applications will be processed as quickly as possible. For further information or help, please telephone the School Office on: 01749 880376.
If our School does not have enough places for all the children applying, the Admissions Authority, the Governing Body, will apply the Over Subscription criteria. For further details, please see the relevant Admissions Policy available here, on our web site.
If St. Aldhelm’s is unable to offer a place at our school, parents have a legal right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.
If you have any queries about the services provided by the local education authority in Somerset, you can call Somerset Direct on 0845 456 4038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transferring to a secondary school is a vital time in every pupil’s life and at St. Aldhelm’s Primary School we aim to make this as smooth and effective as possible.
We achieve this in several ways:
- The School has very close links with the local secondary schools into which our pupils feed.
- Teachers visit each others' schools to work together and so become familiar to the children.
- Pupils spend time with their new Tutors for Year 7 in the summer term before they transfer.
- Pupils are placed into teaching groups with friends with whom they work well.
In this way, when your child starts at Secondary School in September, they will already be familiar with their new surroundings and the workings of the School.
Pupils transfer to a variety of secondary schools from St. Aldhelm’s, including Whitstone in Shepton Mallet and Wells Blue in Wells.