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Applying to start school

Things you need to know when you're applying for your child to start school

Children can start school the September after they turn four. You must apply online.

What happens if you missed the deadline or want to change your preferences after the closing date

Who to apply to
All applications must be made to your home authority – this is who you pay your council tax to. If you are unsure if your child lives in Somerset, you can check whether we are your local authority for school admissions here.

How to get more information
Carefully read the Primary Admissions Guide before making your application. This contains everything you need to know to make your school place application, including information on the different types of school, published admission numbers and the criteria used to allocate places at schools and academies. 

You can apply here

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