Click here to download the 2017/18 Admissions Policy

Click here to download the 2018/19 Admissions Policy

As an Academy, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority for the school. Stanchester Academy currently adheres to Somerset Schools Admissions protocol.

Year 7 Transfer Application

Applications for a place in year 7 in September should be directed to the Somerset School Admissions Team. To request an application form or for further information please click here

The School Admissions Team will process applications and pass a list to the Governing Body at Stanchester Academy for consideration. If we have more requests for places than the number of places available the over subscription criteria set out in the admissions policy will be used to decide which children are offered places.

The closing date for submission of the Year 7 intake application form is 31 October. If your application has not been received by the School Admissions Team by this time it will be considered as a late application.

Stanchester Academy Catchment Map

Offering and refusing places

Decisions will be sent out by the School Admissions Team via email (for online applications) or by 2nd class letter post on 1 March for the following September admissions. If the Governing Body is unable to offer places to students who have applied you do have the right to an independent Appeal Committee. Details will be given in your outcome letter.

Year 6/7 Transition – Family Interviews

If your son/daughter has been successful in gaining a place in Year 7 at Stanchester Academy then you will be invited to attend a family interview with a member of the school staff. These interviews usually take place in the month of May before your child starts in September.

In-Year Application (Year 8 to 11)

We welcome enquiries from parents of students who are already in Secondary education and are considering a transfer to Stanchester Academy. Parents who express an interest are invited to contact the school to arrange a tour with the relevant Phase Leader. The application for transfer should then be made to the school. A letter will be sent to you from the school offering or refusing a place within 10 working days of a completed application being received.

Click here to download the In-year application form

Students who wish to transfer from a school in Somerset will also be asked to complete a Somerset Schools Mid-Year Transfer request form in addition to the in-year application form.

Click here to download the Somerset Schools Mid-Year transfer request form

Students with disabilities

The above arrangements also apply to students with disabilities. We presently have on role students who have a range of disabilities. We especially welcome such students as they add to the diversity of our school community. Please do not hesitate to contact the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at the school to arrange an appointment to discuss your son/daughter’s needs.

Free School Meals

If you think that you might be entitled to claim free School Meals for your child/children please click below for more information and an application form.

Free School Meals Information and application form

School Transport

School transport is operated by Somerset County Council. For further information please click here


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