School will resume for Term 5 on Tuesday 23rd April. We hope you have a very enjoyable Easter break.


Children start school in the September after their fourth birthday. We aim to manage the transition to school as smoothly as possible through providing sessions of increasing length throughout September. During this period, staff will meet with parents to discuss and demonstrate the school’s approaches to assessment, phonics and reporting.

Sherborne C of E Primary School is a Local Authority (LA) maintained school and operates the admissions policy determined by the LA. As such, admissions for those children starting school for the first time are now handled by the LA to whom applications are made. The admission arrangements can be accessed at:

In the event of places being oversubscribed, the following criteria is used by the LA to decide to whom a place may be offered:

  • Children in care
  • Medical reasons
  • Siblings in school already
  • Distance from school

Parents have the right of appeal to the LA in the event of their child not being offered a place at Sherborne C of E Primary School.

The Local Authority’s ‘Admission Scheme’, which includes details of the application process together with a timetable for applications, can be found at:

All Other Admissions

Prospective parents and their children are welcome to visit the school. During the visit, the Headteacher will show you around the school and answer any of your questions. Appointments can be made with the school administrator, Mrs Virginia Parker. An application form for in-year admissions can be found on the school website.