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Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2023/24.

 

In accordance with the requirements of the 2021 School Admissions Code, the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (The Admission Authority) is consulting on proposals to alter the Admission Arrangements for Horsington Church School for 2023/24.

It is intended that the revised Admission Arrangements will be introduced with effect from 1st September 2023.

You may view the proposed School Admission Arrangements along with details of changes made, and how you can comment by clicking the following link:

Somerset Admissions – BWMAT

The consultation will open on 3rd December 2021 and will close at midday on 21st January 2022.

Important Public Notice
 

Statutory School Admissions Arrangement Consultation

Proposals to Alter The Admission Arrangements Applying For

Horsington Church School

 

The Consultation:

In accordance with the requirements of the 2021 School Admissions Code, the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust is proposing to remove the designated catchment area for Horsington Church School which is currently used to prioritise admission applications in the event of oversubscription.

 

This proposal is subject to public school admission arrangements consultation according to the timeframe and arrangements set out below. It is proposed that the catchment area will be officially removed on 1 September 2023.

 

The reason for removing the catchment area is to generally improve the level of fairness for all children. It will no longer be the case that admission applications for children living within a defined catchment line on a map will be prioritised over those applications for children who live more locally when measured by straight line distance. Proximity of the home address to school will determine the application priority whereby those living closest to the school by straight line measurement will be given the higher priority. This also helps to support the principle of a wider school choice for parents and children.

 

You may view the proposed School Admission Arrangements and changes here:

 

Somerset Admissions – BWMAT

 

The consultation will open on 3rd December 2021 and will close on 21st January 2022.

 

During this period, you are invited to submit any comments concerning the proposals by letter or email:

 

Please e-mail:        AdmissionsSom@bwmat.org

 

Please write to:      Admission Arrangement Consultation (Somerset)

Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust

Flourish House

Cathedral Park

Wells

BA5 1FD

 

What happens next?

Following closure of the consultation, the Admission Authority will meet to consider any comments returned during the consultation period. Within eight calendar weeks of the consultation ending, a response will be published on the school website and consultees will be informed of this.

 

Once agreed in final form the Admission Authority will publish the 2023/24 Admission Arrangements on the school website by 15th March 2022.

 

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