Application to start school for the first time
Children starting school for the first time are normally expected to start in the September following their fourth birthday.
Parents/carers have the right to defer their child’s entry to school for a limited period of time, although legally a child must be accessing full time education from the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. Other than exceptional circumstances, we encourage all children to start school with their peers in September.
Click on the link below to download the Admissions Policy for the year your child will start school:
In Year Applications
To apply for a place at Puriton Primary School during the school year you need to complete an In-Year Application Form (for each child) and return it to us.
This form is available from the school office or to download by clicking here.
Please bear in mind that places can only be offered up to a maximum of half a term or six weeks in advance of when the place would be taken up.
Once we have received your completed form, and providing we have available spaces, we will write to you and arrange a suitable starting date.
Our Planned Admission Number for each year group is 30.
If your child is refused a place at our school you have the right to appeal against the decision. A letter telling you that a place cannot be offered to your child will be sent to you and will include an appeal form and details of how to appeal if you wish to do so. The letter will also tell you the time limit within which you can appeal.
Full details on the admissions process in Somerset can be obtained by following this link www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions