We welcome visits to our school and would encourage you to come and view our school if you are considering sending your child to us. Please contact the school office on 01460 73437 and we will be happy to book in a suitable date and time for you to visit.
Applying To Start School For The First Time
Children start school at Ashlands Primary School in the September after they turn 4. Our school offers a phased start over the first few weeks to allow for a successful integration. The school does not handle the intake of Reception age children as this is undertaken by Somerset Council’s Admissions Department. They can be contacted at 0300 123 2224. You can find any information you need with regards to Appeal’s by clicking the link below.
For advice about admitting a child once they have started school elsewhere, please contact the school office or click on the form below for an In-Year Transfer Form.
Alternatively you can seek advice by contacting the Admissions Department on 0300 123 2224.
For Somerset Council’s admissions guide please click on the below icon.
In-Year Admission Waiting Lists & Oversubscription Criteria
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.
Priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:
1.Children Looked After– Children who are in the care of a Local Authority or have previously been and are now formally adopted or subject to a residence/child arrangement order or special guardianship order.
2.Children identified with a sensory, physical or medical disability (High Needs Pupils), where a multi-agency professional team has identified the school as the nearest suitable school.
3.Children living in the catchment area, with a sibling at the school at the time of admission, and who live at the same address.
4.a) Children living in the rural catchment area.
b) Children living in the catchment area.
5.Children living outside the catchment area, with a sibling at the school at the time of admission, and who live at the same address
6.Children registered in an Infant, First or Middle school (within the transfer school catchment area).
7.For Infant school admissions only; Children living outside the catchment area, with an older sibling at the linked junior school at the time of admission, and Somerset County Council County Hall, Taunton Somerset, TA1 4DY who live at the same address.
8.a) Children of staff employed by the school for at least two years prior to the application closing date.
b) Children of staff employed by the school recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
9.Children not satisfying a higher criterion