Hayesdown First School

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Admissions Arrangements

Reception Admissions

The Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for Hayesdown First School.  However, the School buys back Somerset County Council’s Admissions and Appeals Packages and manages these processes on behalf of Directors.  Therefore, Hayesdown First School admits children in accordance with the policy laid down by Somerset County Council (SCC).

Somerset County Council Schools Admissions Information 

Hayesdown First School Admissions Arrangements 2020 – 2021

Hayesdown First School Admissions Arrangements 2021-2022

Hayesdown First School Admissions Arrangements 2022-23

Children are offered three full terms of education in their reception year and most are admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. Legally, however, parents may choose to defer or delay their child’s entry to school. To ensure a happy and confident start to their formal schooling, children attend half-days only for the first two/three 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 Hayesdown First School aside from the initial admission of Reception children each September.

As an own admission authority, The Partnership Trust is responsible for administering the in year admissions processes for Hayesdown First School.

In Year Admissions Application Form


Appeals For Places At Hayesdown First School

The Partnership Trust is the ‘Admissions Authority’ for Hayesdown 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 by following the link below.

TPT Admissions Appeal Form

Appeals Information 

School Appeal Booklet 2021

Appeals Timetable – 2021-22

Somerset School Catchment Map checker