Admission Arrangements

Children are able to join us at any time in the year (as long as we have places available).  If it is a change of school within BANES, then we prefer for a child to start at the beginning of a new term.

If you are interested in a place at our school, please contact the School Office to check if places are available and to discuss the admissions process.  We can also arrange a visit to school to see us in action.

Admissions to Reception for September 2021

Admissions to our Reception classes for September 2021 will be administered by our Local Authority, Bath and North East Somerset.   The closing date for these admissions was 15 January 2021.  Late applications and appeals should still be directed to Bath and North East Somerset, up to 5 September 2021.  Their phone number is 01225 394312 and more information can be viewed at  After 5 September 2021, please contact the School's Office at

If you wish to Appeal about a decision relating to Reception for September 2021, please see 'Appeals' further down the page.


Admissions arrangements at Castle Primary School

The Admissions Authority for Castle Primary School is The Partnership Trust. Bath & North East Somerset Local Authority is responsible for coordinating all applications for children starting school in their Reception year. These admissions arrangements should read in conjunction with Bath & North  East Somerset Local Authority's published coordinated Admissions Scheme for September 2021. 

Click on the link below for the current B&NES admissions page:

You can find a copy of our Trust admission arrangements for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic year on the following link:

An Admissions Committee comprising of Governors is responsible for taking admission decisions for children joining the school during an academic year. (Please also read our 'In Year Admissions Policy’) below.

Our admission number for each year group is 60; however, numbers may vary from cohort to cohort. We always welcome prospective parents who would like to come and look around our school.  Please contact the Office by email to make an appointment. 


For appeals relating to admission to a Reception Class in September 2021, please follow this link for full details of the process and the published timetable

Dates for this process are contained within the above link but we have also listed the dates for Primary School Reception Admission Appeals below

 16 April 2021 - Offers to families who have applied online

30 April 2021 - Deadline for parents to respond to offers

14 May 2021 - Deadline for on-time appeals written submission to be lodged

End of June 2021 - Appeals to be heard

For appeals for admission to any other year group or for in-year transfers ...

If you are refused a place at your preferred school you have a right to appeal against the decision.  Should you need to appeal for a place at Castle Primary - excluding Reception in September  - please contact the school office for information at

 Admission Policy CPS 2122.pdfDownload
 Appeals Timetable - TPT 2021-22.pdfDownload
 In Year Admission Arrangements 2021.pdfDownload
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 FINAL TPT Admissions Arrangements 2022-23 (determined by Board Feb 21).pdfDownload
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Castle Primary School
Newlands Road,
BS31 2TS

Access is via Newlands Road NOT Dunster Road


0117 986 4489