Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Admissions Arrangements

Hayesdown First School is part of The Partnership Trust who are the Admissions  Authority for all schools within it.  You can find out more on their website.


We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we would strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to visit those schools that you are interested in so that you can see the facilities and learning on offer.  If you would like to arrange a visit to see our school in action, if you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the school office on office@hayesdownschool.com or phone 01373 462718.


We have set out below information to support you in making an application for a place for your child at our school.


Reception Admissions

The Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for our school.  However, the Local Authority manages admissions on behalf of the Trust for children joining at the start of Reception year.  Information can be found on Somerset County Council Schools Admissions Information.

Our planned admission numbers (PAN) are 60 (two classes of 30 pupils).

Somerset School Catchment Map checker 

Joining School in Reception:

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 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.


Hayesdown First School Admissions Arrangements 2023-2024

Hayesdown First School Admissions Arrangements 2024 – 2025

Hayesdown First School Admissions Arrangements 2025-2026



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.

Details of our admission arrangements can be found on the above links and applications are made on the Trust’s Application form which you can find here.  If you would prefer a hard copy of any of these documents,  please get in touch with the school office.  

In Year Admissions Application Form (Via The Partnership Trust Website)


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.

Information on the appeals process and an appeals form can be accessed by following the links below.


School Admissions Appeals Timetable (Somerset)

School Admissions Appeals Timetable (found on The Partnership Trust website)

School Admissions Appeal Form (found on The Partnership Trust website)


Please note that, for children joining us at the start of reception, once we are notified  that they have been allocated a place at our school, we will contact you with an invitation to take part in our induction programme. This provides an opportunity for you and your child to learn more about the school and meet the class teachers and for us to find out more about your child. 

When children are entering part way through a school year we work closely with parents/carers to create an induction process that makes transition as smooth as possible.