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Admissions arrangements

Appealing Admissions Decisions:

If you are not offered one or more of your preferences you will be advised of your legal right to appeal for a place at your preferred school. Information about the appeal process will be sent to you with your outcome letter or email, detailing your options.

Please note that your appeal will not affect any offer you have already received in respect of another school, unless you are successful at your appeal.

Places becoming available.
For every over-subscribed school a ranked waiting list will be held in order of over-subscription criteria by the Admissions Authority until at least the end of the Autumn term.

For VC and C schools, you must make a written request to the local authority for your child to remain on the waiting list after this time. For own admission authority schools you must check the individual school or academy’s admission arrangements on their website.

If places subsequently become available within the PAN they will be re-allocated to the highest ranked child on the waiting list. The waiting list will include all applications refused, whether they were on-time or late and will be ranked according to the school’s over-subscription criteria.

Important
You must make sure that your appeal application form is completed and returned by the published appeal application closing date (17 May 2021).

If your appeal application is late, then it may not be considered until all ‘on time’ appeal applications have been heard.

Help and support
The Somerset Choice Advice Service is a free impartial service to help families with school admissions and appeals. For more information please visit their website.