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Admissions arrangements 2019-20

West Buckland Primary School will continue to use Somerset County Council admission arrangements for the academic year 2019-20.

Starting school for the first time

Admission arrangements to the reception class at our school are handled by the Local Authority. If you are interested in a place for your child we encourage you to make an appointment to visit the school. Further information regarding admissions can be found below.


Applying to start school for the first time:

Primary Admissions Guide:


In-year admissions

If you are interested in a place for an older child, please contact the school directly in the first instance on 01823 663376. An application form for in-year admissions can be found here.


Completed application forms should be submitted to the school either by email or by post.

The Governors Admissions Committee will consider batches of applications on a weekly basis with a 4pm deadline every Friday during term time for the receipt of applications. If there are more applications than there are places available, the over-subscription criteria will be applied.

A decision will be notified in writing within ten school days.

Please note that if you are applying for a place because of a house move, we will require proof of your new address, either in the form of a tenancy agreement, an 'exchange of contract' letter for a house purchase or a recent utility bill.

Admission arrangements 2020-21
Consultation on admission arrangements for 2021-22

The consultation period on West Buckland Primary School's 2021/22 admission arrangements is from 9th December 2019 until 31 January 2020.

Our proposed admission arrangements can be found here.


If you wish to comment on these arrangements please e-mail

A final copy of the determined admission arrangements will be displayed on the website by 28th February 2020.

After this date objections can be made to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator. For further information on how to make an objection please visit their website or phone the office on 01325 735303

Please visit your child's class page regularly while the school is closed for information to support their learning at home.