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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 on 4th December 2020 and will close on 15th 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:  AdmissionsSom@bwmat.org 

 

Please write to:     Admission Arrangement Consultation (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 faithbased 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: 

 

All Saints Church School 

Criterion 2 and 5 – We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school. 

Criterion 3 and 6 – Added a reference to completing a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 

Criterion 7 – We have changed this sentence to distance criteria. 

 

Bishops Lydeard Church School 

Criterion 2 – 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. 

We have removed Criterion for ‘Children enrolled at the ‘on site’ linked early years setting’. 

 

Cheddon Fitzpaine 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. 

 

Churchfield Church School 

Criterion 2 – We have completely reworded this section to cover ‘children of school staff’ to standardise this wording across all schools. 

Criterion 3 – Removed the link to Catchment area and simplified wording. 

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

Criterion 5 – Simplified wording as reference to how distance is measured is located elsewhere in the admission arrangements. 

 

Holy Trinity Church School (Yeovil) 

Criterion 2  We have removed the need for sibling to still be on roll at the time the child starts school.  Also removed the location of the sibling guidance as this is now in the notes section after the oversubscription criteria. 

Criterion 3 – Added a reference to completing a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 

Criterion 4 – We have completely reworded this section to cover ‘children of school staff’ to standardise this wording across all schools. 

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

 

Horsington Church School 

Criterion 2  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. 

 

Norton Fitzwarren Church School 

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

 

Oakhill Church School 

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

 

Shepton Beauchamp Church School 

This oversubscription criteria have largely been reworded and reduced from 8 to 5 criterion: 

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

Criterion 2  New sibling criteria (this replaces criterion 3 and 5 from the 2021/22 arrangements) and aligns with other schools in Trust and removes the within and outside catchment link separate criterion. 

Criterion 3  Reworded wording for children living in catchment. (2021/22 Criterion 4)  

Criterion 4  Removed previous VC faith criteria wording as now an Academy (2021/22 Criterion.  Replaced with new and revised faith criteria. 

Removed Criterion completely related to EHCP (2021/22 Criterion 2). 

 

St Andrew’s Church School, Taunton 

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. 

 

St James Church School, Taunton 

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 completely reworded this section to cover ‘children of school staff’ to standardise this wording across all schools. 

 

St John and St Francis 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 and 4 – We have also added a reference to completing a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). 

 

St Mary and St Peters Church School 

This oversubscription criteria have largely been reworded and reduced from 8 to 5 criterion: 

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

Criterion 2 – New sibling criteria (this replaces criterion 3 and 5 from the 2021/22 arrangements) and aligns with other schools in Trust and removes the within and outside catchment link separate criterion. 

Criterion 3 – Reworded wording for children living in catchment. (2021/22 Criterion 4)  

Criterion 4 – Removed previous VC faith criteria wording as now an Academy (2021/22 Criterion.  Replaced with new and revised faith criteria. 

Removed Criterion completely related to EHCP (2021/22 Criterion 2). 

 

St Vigor and St John Church School 

Criterion 2 – New sibling criteria (this replaces criterion 2 and 5 from the 2021/22 arrangements) and aligns with other schools in Trust and removes the within and outside catchment link separate criterion. 

Criterion 3 and 5 – 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). (These Criterion were previously 3 and 6 for 2021/22). 

Criterion 6 – We have changed this sentence to distance criteria (2021/22 Criterion 7). 

 

Staplegrove Church School 

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

 

Wembdon St George Church School 

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

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 completely reworded this section to cover ‘children of school staff’ to standardise this wording across all schools. 

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