The Admissions & Transport team deal with the arrangements for all bulk admissions and bulk transfer applications and as the local authority is responsible for all community and voluntary controlled schools the team will also process in year applications for these types of schools. Schools situated in Bath & North East Somerset can be viewed using the links below. We can provide advice about schools, information about your right of appeal, if the school you prefer is full, or information about home to school transport.
Starting Primary, Junior or Secondary School for the first time (often known as Bulk Admissions)
This covers children who are either starting school for the first time, transferring from an infant to junior/primary school or transferring from a junior/primary school to a secondary school. Any application for a school place for a bulk admission or transfer must be made to the Local Authority in which you live even if you are wanting a place at a school situated in a different Local Authority area.
For further information about the bulk transfers groups please see the relevant sections below.
From 12th September 2013 you will be able to click here to access our **Admissions Online** website for September 2014 bulk admissions or bulk transfers. Due to essential maintenance on 29 November 2013 the online admissions may not be available, we apologies for any inconvenience.
Please note, schools are not able to make an offer of a school place when it is an application for a bulk transfer group. As mentioned previously all requests for places must be made to your home Local Authority who will deal with your request as part of the co-ordinated admission arrangements.
In Year Admissions
This covers requests for a place in an existing year group at schools within Bath & North East Somerset. All applicants regardless of their home address must send their application form directly to the admission authority of the individual school. Bath & North East Somerset is the admissions authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools whereas for academy, voluntary aided and foundation schools it is the academy trust/governing body of the school concerned. See section below for further information regarding In Year Admissions and the separate primary and secondary application forms.
Occasionally parents may consider that their child needs to be taught outside their chronological year group. Generally speaking it is recommended that children are educated within the appropriate year group for their age however, individual cases can be considered inline with the delayed accelerated admissions policy.
To talk to someone about school admissions, contact us on 01225 394312, Facsimile: 01225 394296. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: School Admissions and Transport Service, PO BOX 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 IDN.
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