Admissions

Admissions

Somerset LA is the Admissions Authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools located within Somerset.  West Monkton is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school. You can read the LA admissions arrangements policy for the current academic year and next via their website:

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/ 

This will provide parents with details on how applications are considered, including over-subscription criteria and appeals.  There is also information on the process for parents and answers to many questions.  The window for reception class applications each year runs from December to Mid-January, please refer to the County website for confirmation on dates.

Somerset County Council Admissions also have an active Facebook page providing useful information:

www.facebook.com/Somersetschooladmissions/

Alternatively, please contact the office at West Monkton with any queries around admissions on 01823 412582.

Any in-year applications will need to be processed via the school and will be subject to the criteria outlined in the LA admissions arrangements policy.  Further information is available via the following link, including access to an in-year application/appeal form:

http://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/choosing-a-school/in-year-school-admissions/

Please note – Where an application has been refused in any year group, the child will be placed on a waiting list. This will be kept strictly in order of oversubscription criteria by the Local Authority, as the Admission Authority, and the child will remain on the waiting list until the end of the academic year in which the application was refused. Parents are responsible for informing the Admission Authority of any changes in their circumstances, which could affect their place on the waiting list.

Hardcopy application forms are also available from the school office.

Visits to the school

For all prospective reception class children/parents we hold an open morning in the autumn term.  The date will be published on the school calendar.  If you intend to come along, please contact the school office on westmonktonprimary@educ.somerset.gov.uk to confirm your attendance and we will add you to the sign in list.

If parents are wishing to apply for ‘In Year’ places (any application for a place, other than a September Reception starter), please be aware that due to the high level of applications we receive, we only offer a school tour once we have confirmed if we are able to offer a place.