Our Admissions Statement below outlines the process for applying for a place at our school.
Please contact the school office (01823 451353) for more information about places at our school.
Parents who are applying for children of Reception Class age can do so on-line until the national closing date at www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions. If a paper form is required this can be obtained by phoning Somerset Direct.
In Somerset there is one admission in September for all the children whose fifth birthday falls in the ensuing academic year.
At Kingston St Mary children attend part-time in the first instance, monitored carefully by our foundation stage teachers to ensure that our new children start their school life happy and confident.
Our staggered induction works towards pupils being in school full-time by week 3.
The school will notify you of the induction arrangements in the term prior to your child starting at Kingston St Mary School.
All children must, by law, start school at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.
Places are allocated in accordance with the Local Authority’s published arrangements.
The school will administer applications for pupils up to the Planned Admission Number (PAN) of 17 for each year group at our school. An application form can be requested from the school or from the Admissions section of the Local Authority website.
In accordance with County guidelines the following admission criteria apply in order of priority:
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 over subscription 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.