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.
At East Coker, we prefer a more personalised approach when parents come and look at our school so we would like to offer you an individual tour of the school and time speaking to the Head Teacher to discuss your child's needs and answer any of your questions which may be personal to your child's needs. If you would like to find out more and see if our school is for you, please contact the school office and arrange a time which is suitable for you from one of the dates below. If you cannot attend any of these dates we would be happy to arrange another time.
Friday 27th September
Tuesday 1st October
Friday 4th October
Tuesday 15th October
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 show families around the school and answer any question they might have. For how to make an appointments please see the paragraph above or contact the school office for further information. The links below are to the county admissions page which will provide you with information regarding admissions. Please note that the deadline for admission applications for Reception September 2020, is 15th January 2020. There will be no letter to parents this year as everything is available on the county admissions website.
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.