If you would like your child to attend our school, please see the guidance below. Links to further documentation are available at the bottom of the page.
School Admission Appeals Timetable
Applicable between 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021
School Admission appeals are administered in accordance with the requirements of the 2012 School Admission Appeals Code issued by the Department for Education. Every parent/carer whose admission application is refused has the lawful right to appeal that decision before an independent Appeal Panel. To lodge an appeal, the applicant responsible for the admission application must complete and return the Appeal Form, which can be downloaded from the School website or requested from the Main Reception Office.
On receipt of the completed Appeal Form, the Admission Authority will arrange for an appeal hearing to take place before an independent Appeal Panel. The timetable differs depending on ‘when the appeal is lodged’ and ‘whether it relates to an application to start at the School for the first time in September 2020 or to join the School during the academic year’.
The following timetable applies:
Starting School in September 2020 – For admission decisions issued on 16 April 2020
For an Appeal Form submitted to the School Office by 19 May 2020
An appeal hearing will take place within 40 school days of 19 May 2020
Starting School in September 2020 – For appeals lodged after 21 May 2020
Where possible, appeals lodged after 19 May 2020 will take place at the same time as those lodged before this deadline, providing there is sufficient time to make the appropriate arrangements. Otherwise, appeals lodged after 19 May 2020 will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the completed Appeal Form.
Lodging and appeal relating to an In-Year admission application decision
The appeal may be lodged within 30 school days of the admission decision being issued in writing. An appeal hearing will then be scheduled to take place within 30 school days of receipt of the completed Appeal Form.
4. Administrative timetable
Appointment of an independent Appeals Clerk and independent Appeal Panel (a minimum of three trained persons satisfying the requirements of the 2012 School Admission Appeals Code)
To be undertaken by the Admission Authority as soon as possible after receipt of the completed Appeal Form
The Appeals Clerk will notify appellants of the date and time of the appeal hearing and the names of the independent appeal panel members.
By letter posted at least 10 school days before the appeal hearing is to take place (appellants may choose to waive this right of notice).
The Appeals Clerk will issue a written statement prepared by the Admissions Authority to explain the reasons for refusal and how the published Admission Arrangements have been applied
By letter posted at least 5 school days before the date on which the appeal hearing is scheduled to take place
Additional information relevant to the appeal may be submitted to the Appeals Clerk for distribution to all parties.
May be submitted up to 2 school days before the date on which the appeal hearing is scheduled
The decision of the Appeal Panel will be notified to the appellant(s) in writing.
By letter posted within five school days of the appeal hearing taking place
Admission Arrangements and Application & Appeal Forms
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2022/23
In accordance with the requirements of the 2014 School Admissions Code, the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (The Admission Authority) is consulting on proposals to alter the Admission Arrangements for all schools within the Trust for 2022/23.
It is intended that the revised Admission Arrangements will be introduced with effect from 1st September 2022.
You may view the proposed School Admission Arrangements along with details of changes made, and how you can comment by clicking the following link: https://www.bwmat.org/admissions/
The consultation will open at midday on 4th December 2020 and will close at midday on 15th January 2021.