Thank you for your interest in East Coker School. If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Following the change to regulations from September 2021 we are happy to announce that we can offer face to face tours of the school for parents and guardians interested in a place at our school. Appointments will need to be made by contacting the school office and these will be available from October.
All applications for reception places for September 2022 will be via the local authority on line system. Please see the relevant links below.
East Coker Primary School is a Local Authority School and, as such, we follow the established procedure for all LA schools.
First admissions (starting Reception in September) are dealt with centrally; families can apply through the Somerset Admissions procedure which allows three preferences to be expressed when choosing a child's first school. We do not deal directly with this aspect of admissions although we are happy to answer any question parents/guardians might have. The links below are to the county admissions page which will provide you with information regarding admissions.
Admissions from Reception spring term and in other year groups are by direct application to the school. Our admission number is set at 38; if we have numbers below this in the relevant year group a place can be offered straight away. If our numbers are 38 or above we will provide an appeals form to families which is sent to County Hall and each case is considered there. Parents have the right to go to appeal if they are not content with the decision of the Local Authority.
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.