Children are able to join us at any time in the year (as long as we have places available).
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 2020
Admissions to our Reception classes for September 2020 are administered by our Local Authority, Bath and North East Somerset. The closing date for these admissions was 15 January 2020. After this date, you will still need to contact B&NES to file a 'late application'. Their phone number is 01225 394312 and more information can be viewed at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/admissions-schools.
If you wish to Appeal about a decision relating to Reception for September 2020, please see 'Appeals' further down the page.
Admissions arrangements at Castle Primary School
The Admissions Authority for Castle Primary School is The Bath & Mendip Partnership Trust. Bath & North East Somerset Local Authority is responsible for coordinating all applications for children starting school in reception. These admissions arrangements should read in conjunction with Bath & North East Somerset Local Authority's published coordinated Admissions Scheme for September 2020.
Click on the link below for the current BANES admissions page:
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 30; however, numbers may vary from cohort to cohort. We always welcome prospective parents 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 2020, 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 2020 - Offers
15 May 2020 - Deadline for on-time appeals written submission to be lodged
Within 40 school days - 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 202 - please contact the school office for information at email@example.com