Information from Somerset County Council on Admissions for September 2021
Who to apply to
All applications for a starting school place in September 2021 must be made to your home authority - this is who you pay your council tax to. If you are unsure if your child lives in Somerset, you can check whether we are your local authority for school admissions here.
How to get more information
If your child is due to start school in September 2021 you are advised to carefully read the Primary Admissions Guide before making your application. This contains everything you need to know in order to make your school place application.
How to apply
Deadlines for applications
If you are applying for a primary school place the deadline is 15th January 2021
If you are applying for a secondary school place the deadline is 31st October 2020
Please note, it is the parent/carer's responsibility to make an on-time school place application. If you are making an application after the closing date, it will be classed as late and your application will be considered according to the dates below.
For applications received by 3 May 2021 we will aim to send outcomes on 7 June 2021.
Applications received after 3 May 2021 will be processed in strict date order of receipt and outcomes sent out after 7 June 2021.
How you find out which school you’ve been offered
If you applied online by 15 January, you will receive an email with the outcome of your application by April 2021. If you applied using a paper application form your outcome will be sent out by second class post on 16 April 2021. Outcomes will not be given out over the phone.