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Countess Gytha Primary School converted to become an academy in February 2019 and we currently use the Somerset Local Authority admission arrangements.


Our admissions policy is available to view below.


Countess Gytha Primary School has a Planned Admission Number (PAN) of 21. Places will be allocated up to this number.


Somerset Local Authority is responsible for co-ordinating all first admission applications (starting school). The Local Authority’s admission policy is to admit children to school in the academic year they become five.  If a child has a disability they will be treated no less favourably than other children.  Our accessibility plan describes the arrangements we have already made and the further proposals planned to improve physical access to the school, access to the curriculum and access to written information.  We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils to ensure that they are able to access the curriculum and we will know we have succeeded when disabled students are participating fully in school life.  Every effort is made to make a place for your child in our school. 


School place applications can be made online at: Somerset Admissions or on paper application forms, which must be returned to the School Admissions Team at Somerset Council. These can be downloaded from the website address above or obtained by calling Somerset Direct on 0300 1232224. 

Parents are responsible for ensuring they make a school place application by the closing date which is 15th January each year.


The address for Somerset County Council Admissions Team is: Admissions & Entitlements Team, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY.

In-Year Admissions


Applications during the academic year must be submitted directly to the school using the in-year application form (hard copy only) available from the school or download a copy using this link: Somerset In-Year Admissions


The Governors' Admissions Committee will consider applications on a weekly basis with a 4pm deadline every Friday. A decision will be notified in writing by post to the applicant within ten school days.


Where a place cannot be provided, the right of appeal will apply. Proof of address is required to be submitted with the application. This will be either the formal ‘exchange of contracts’ letter from the solicitor for a house buy, a recent utility bill or the signing of a minimum of a six-month tenancy agreement. The Admission Authority reserve the right to seek further documentary evidence to support a claim of residence.


Where there are more applications than places available within a particular year group, applications will be considered against the published oversubscription criteria and places allocated up to the Planned Admission Number of 21.