The LEA policy for admissions governs the School’s policy. Admissions are dealt with by the Admissions Team in the Education Department in Shire Hall.
The LEA will give priority to applicants as follows:
Children in public care.
· Children wishing to join siblings attending the school when the younger child is admitted.
· Children with an authenticated medical reason for attending the school
· Children with the strongest geographical claim. This will generally be nearness to the school, but may be how easy or difficult it would be for a child to get to an alternative school. As a C of E school, priority will be given to children living in the parish.
Sherborne Admission Form
Parents should register reception age children with the school by November of the year before they are due to start school. The common application form will then be sent by the School Admissions Team in Shire Hall, Gloucestershire by the end of November/beginning of December which will explain the admissions process. Parents living in Oxfordshire should contact their own admissions authority and follow their admissions process. Places are offered according to the county policy by the admissions team around early to mid April.
Parents of children who will be starting at Sherborne Primary are invited to school in early summer for an informal meeting to find out all about school life. Children are encouraged to come to school over several afternoons to familiarise themselves with the classroom environment and begin to make new friends.