Admissions to our school

Admissions to Freshford Church School

On 1st April 2018, Freshford VC Primary School converted to Academy status and became known as Freshford Church School, joining the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust. The Board of Trustees is now our school’s admissions authority, with delegated powers being given to the Admissions Committee of the Local Governing Board. This committee meets at least six times a year to consider in year applications and review class and year group sizes.

School Admission Arrangements for Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust Schools located in the Bath & North East Somerset Local Authority area 2022/23

Admissions Arrangements 2021 / 2022


*Appeals Timetable BWMAT 2021 /2022


*If you are still seeking a Reception place for your child in September 2021 please contact B&NES Admissions as soon as possible : B&NES Admissions

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If you wish to refer to the 2014 School Admissions Code and 2012 School Admission Appeals Code, these can be found further down this page.

We are always happy to welcome families who are looking for a school for their child and fully appreciate that this is one of the most important decisions you will make. We enjoy meeting you and sharing with you the ethos of our school.

We hold two Open Mornings during the year, dates of which are shown on the website as soon as they are known. You will have the opportunity of seeing the school during a typical working morning and our Yr. 6 children will take you on a personal guided tour. Andrew Wishart, Headteacher, will then explain more about our philosophy and how our approach to education has evolved. Please note that our recent open mornings have not included a tour of the school due to Covid 19 restrictions and currently our scheduled October 2021 open morning is forecast to be similarly restricted.

Should you live in another county any application for a Reception place has to be made via your home Admissions Authority.

In-Year Admissions
Should you have a child who is already attending another school setting and you are considering the possibilityy of transferring them to Freshford Church School please contact us. A copy of our In-Year Transfer Form for Academic Year 2021 / 22 can be found below.


In the first instance please contact either Marie Matthews (Office Manager) or Beth Blowers / Jennifer Johns (Administrative Assistants)if you require further information about our school. The school contact number is 01225 723331 or you may send e mail requests to the main office e mail address :

If you have any queries over the summer holiday period regarding admissions, please e mail us at as these e mails are checked regularly over the holiday period.
B&NES Admissions will also be able to assist you over this period if you are seeking a Reception place for your child.

2014 School Admissions Code

2012 School Admission Appeals Code

School Appeal Guidance Notes

Freshford School Appeal form

Bath and North East Somerset Fair Access Protocol 2017

Children with Special Educational Needs
SEND Offer Freshford Church School PDF

Single Equality Scheme