Transferring School – September 2020 – Year 7 Admissions

The closing date for secondary school applications was 31 October 2019.  You can make a late application through Somerset County Council’s website: (  Outcome emails will be sent to those who applied online.  Outcome letters will be sent out by second class post on 2 March 2020.

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. Unfortunately we 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 haven’t found what you need, or need more support please contact Somerset County Council at 


The Appeals Timetable


Allocation Summary - As The Castle School was oversubscribed, the criteria published in this document has been applied to determine which pupils can be offered places. To view the allocation summary, please click here.

The closing date for appeal applications from parents who were notified of their outcome on 2 March 2020 is 30 March 2020. 

In-Year Admissions

Please contact Julie Gregory at the school on (01823) 274073 or email:

To make an in-year admission application, please follow the link below:

In-Year Application Form

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:

 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.

 Admission Arrangements

Please click on the links below to see the school’s Admission Arrangements.

2019 - 20 Admission Arrangements 

2020 - 21 Admission Arrangements 

2021 - 22 Admission Arrangements


 Catchment Area

To view the catchment area, please click here


If you would like to see the school's prospectus, please click here