Reception Admissions

The Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for Nunney First School.  However, Somerset County Council manages Reception admissions on behalf of the Trust Board.  Until September 2022, plans are in place for Nunney First School to admit Reception pupils in accordance with the admissions policy determined by Somerset County Council (SCC).  The Trust Board has consulted on and determined its own set of Admissions Arrangements to use across the 2022 – 23 academic year.

Admissions arrangements are available below for the next two school years.  If you are interested in a place at Nunney First School for your child, please look at arrangements for the relevant academic year.

Somerset County Council School Admissions Information   

You can find a copy of our admission arrangements for the 2021 – 22 and 2022 – 23 academic years by following the link below:

Admission arrangements for 2023-24 can be found here:

Nunney First School Admissions Arrangements 2023-24

Children are offered three full terms of education in their Reception year and most are admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. However, children do not have to be in school until the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday so parents may defer the start of school until January or April if they wish. To ensure a happy and confident start to their formal schooling, children attend half-days only, for the first two weeks.

Children and parents are invited into school for a series of induction events in the summer term preceding their entry.  Individual meetings are held with all parents prior to children starting school.  In the first term, parents are invited to curriculum events where information is shared to help them support their child’s learning.  There is a follow-up meeting in November to talk about the progress children are making and targets they are working to achieve.


In Year Admissions

In year admissions are requests for places at Nunney First School aside from the initial admission of Reception children each September.

As an own admission authority, The Partnership Trust is responsible for setting in year admissions processes for Nunney First School.


In Year Admissions Application Form 2021 – 22


Appeals For Places At Nunney First School

The Partnership Trust is the ‘Admissions Authority’ for Nunney First School.  The Trust has a policy of not admitting pupils above the Published Admission Number (PAN) for each year group.  This is because admitting pupils above the PAN means larger classes, which stretch teachers, equipment and space, and prejudice the education of pupils already on roll at the School.

The Partnership Trust follows Somerset County Council’s Appeals Procedures and commissions Somerset County Council to handle appeals on its behalf.  Information on the appeals process and an appeals form can be accessed from the links  below.

Appeals application form

Appeals Timetable can be found as part of the Trust admissions arrangments here.