Joining Freshford Church School
Thank you for considering Freshford Church School.
We know choosing the right school is an important decision. We hope our website and, in turn, a school tour will help you when making your choice. A school tour will provide you with the opportunity to see the school on a typical day and Mr Wishart our Headteacher will be happy to answer questions and share with you the ethos of our school. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour.
School Admission Arrangements
Applying for a Reception place
If your child is starting school for the first time in September 2022, applicants should refer to ‘Apply for a primary school place (Reception)’ published by Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority. This explains the application procedure in detail and the time frame for submitting applications. To apply for a place a ‘Common Application Form’, issued by your home Local Authority must be completed. For example, if you live in Wiltshire you must complete the Wiltshire LA ‘Common Application Form’ and if you live in B&NES you complete the B&NES application form.
Freshford Church School is affiliated with the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust which constitutes the statutory Admission Authority for the school. All In-Year admission decisions are delegated to the Admissions Committee comprising of Freshford Church School Governors and our Headteacher.
Any children applying for a school place that will be joining from another school must apply through the In Year admissions application form. Before completing a form, we recommend you contact the school office to discuss availability of places and arrange a time to have a tour of our school.
If a place is available for your child and you would like to submit an application, you will be asked to complete an ‘In Year Transfer’ application form. The school Admissions Committee will consider your application and a decision will be issued within 10 school days.
Please see the above links to the School Admissions 2022 / 23 document for further information on the admissions process, appeals and our school’s priority list.
Our next open morning will be held on 12th March 2024, school tours will be held between 9.15am - 9.45am, Mr Wishart will then give a short talk about the school. Please contact the school office if you would like to attend.