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North Somerset Admissions

Admission Arrangements 2022/23 Consultation 

 

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 HERE 

The consultation will open at midday on 2nd December 2020 and will close at midday on 27th January 2021.  

During this period, you are invited to submit any comments concerning the proposals (stating clearly which school your response is regarding) by letter or email to: 

 

Email:  AdmissionsNSom@bwmat.org 

 

Please write to:     Admission Arrangement Consultation (North Somerset) 

                              The Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust 

                              Flourish House 

                              Wells 

                              Somerset 

                              BA5 1FD 

 

General changes made to Admission Arrangements for 2022/23 are: 

Previously all Trust schoolhave had individual admission arrangements, and for 2022/23 we brought these together into one set of admission arrangements for all schools in a local authority area.  This has meant we can easily simplify, standardise, and allow for comparison with other Trust school. 

This is a brand-new document for 2022/23 Academic year, which has been restructured and the wording simplified.  The main sections of the new admission arrangements cover the arrangements for admissions e.g. important general information, starting school, changing school in year, and lodging an appeal. 

We have then created 4 appendices, which cover: 

Appendix A – Oversubscription criteria – this is the criteria for admission broken down by each school, and identifies the school name, address, contact details, published admission number, and whether the school has a catchment map and a supplementary information form (SIF).  Each oversubscription criteria contains a Notes section which will reference to other places in guidance e.g. siblings, catchment maps, and a covid related statements for those with a faith-based criterion. 

Appendix B – Catchment maps  If a school in appendix A identifies as having a catchment map, then the map is located in this section. 

Appendix C – In-year application form – this is the Local Authority form which the Trust are adopting. 

Appendix D  Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) – If a school in appendix A identifies as requiring a SIF, then individual SIFs are located in this section. 

 

Changes to school specific oversubscription criterion: 

 

Court de Wyck Church School 

Criterion 2 – We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school.  We have also removed the wording relating to home as this is covered elsewhere in the admission arrangements. 

 

Kingshill Church School 

Criterion 2 – We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school. 

Criterion 3 – We have changed this sentence to distance criteria. 

We have removed a Criterion for ‘Children who are eligible for the early years pupil premium, the pupil premium or service premium at the time of application (in accordance with section 1.39A of the School Admissions Code)’.   This was previously Criterion 3 in the 2021/22 admission arrangements. 

 

St Georges Church School 

Criterion 2 – We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school.  We have also removed the wording relating to home as this is covered elsewhere in the admission arrangements. 

Criterion 4 – We have changed this sentence to distance criteria. 

 

St John the Evangelist Church School 

Criterion 2 – We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school.  We have also removed the wording relating to home as this is covered elsewhere in the admission arrangements. 

Criterion 4 – Added a reference to completing a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 

Criterion 5 – We have changed this sentence to distance criteria. 

 

St Mark’s Ecumenical Anglican Methodist Primary School 

Criterion 1 – Reworded ‘Looked after children’ to standardise. 

Criterion 2 – Reworded ‘Sibling’ to standardise. 

Criterion 3 – Reworded ‘Faith’ criterion to standardise.  We have added a definition for frequency of attendance at Church or place of worship.  We have also added a reference to completing a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) 

Trinity Anglican Methodist School 

Criterion 1 – Reworded ‘Looked after children’ to standardise. 

Criterion 2 and 4 – We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school. 

Criterion 5 – We have changed this sentence to distance criteria.