Sherborne C of E Primary School is a Local Authority maintained school and operates the admissions policy determined by the LA. As such, admissions for those children starting school for the first time are handled by the LA.

How to proceed with Reception Admissions: 

Every parent or carer will receive a preference form for the Local Authority. It is vital that this form is completed and returned to your Local Authority by the deadline date each January. You will then find out the outcome of this application in April. More information can be found below.

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

In the event of places being oversubscribed, the following criteria is used by the LA to decide who is offered a place at our school:

  1. Children in care
  2. Medical reasons
  3. Siblings in school already
  4. Distance from school

Parents have the right to appeal to the LA in the event their child is not offered a place at Sherborne C of E Primary School.

The Local Authority's Admission Scheme, which includes details of the application process together with a timetable for applications, can be found below.

All Other Admissions

We welcome children joining the school at any other time. These admissions are called "in-year admissions" and the process for this is directly with the school, rather than through the LA.

You and your children are more than welcome to visit the school at any time. During your visit the Headteacher will show you around the school and answer any of your questions. Appointments can be made with our school Administrator, Mrs Virginia Parker.

Our in-year admissions form can be found below.