We will continue to update you on the current situation as and when necessary. Please check your emails regularly and keep an eye on our social media. All the latest updates will be available here: Parents/Coronavirus Information.
Thank you all for your support during this time.
If you have a safeguarding concern you should contact the school office in the usual way. If you are unable to do this, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If your concern is urgent, you should consider contacting the emergency services or the Children's Social Care duty team on 03001232224.
School Admission Appeals Procedure - Secondary Admissions in September 2020
Following new Government legislation and updated guidance that came into force on 24 April 2020, Admission Authorities now have the necessary statutory flexibility to plan for the resumption of school admission appeal hearings. In Somerset, we are intending to hold virtual audio hearings and are currently working with Appeal Panel members to facilitate this as quickly as possible.Unfortunatelywe have seen a reduction in the number of Appeal Panel members, who are unpaid and trained volunteers, that are able to participate.
It will not be possible to proceed with school admission appeals in accordance with the published timetable and the new legislation acknowledges and makes provision for this. This unfortunately means that there will be unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing appeals this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are working on a revised timetable and parents who have lodged appeals will be contacted as soon as possible. Hearings will not resume until late May at the earliest.
If you live in the Wellington area, we advise you to contact Court Fields School, our sister-school under The Castle Partnership Trust, to discuss the possibility of an in-year admission for your son/daughter. Tel: (01823) 664201 or email: email@example.com
In-Year Appeals Procedure
We currently employ the services of Somerset County Council to process appeals and hold independent Appeals Panels on our behalf. For details about the appeals procedure please contact Somerset County Council’s Admissions Team.
Please click on the links below to see the school’s Admission Arrangements.