​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Starting School 

Is your child due to start school in September 2020? (born between 01.09.2015 and 31.08.2016).  From Monday 16 September you can apply for a school place. 

Please visit www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions to complete an online application or contact Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224 if a paper application is required. 

You have until 15 January 2020 to complete and return your application.


We will be hosting Open Mornings on Monday 14 October and Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 9:30am for those parents of children due to start school in September 2020.  All visitors are warmly welcomed to attend to meet the Headteacher, Staff and Pupils and have a tour of the school.


In Year Admission

If you are considering moving your child during a school year, you can apply for a place by completing the form below.  We would advise that you contact the school to find out if there is a place available beforehand.  

In Year Application Form.pdf


For further information on advice given to parents by Somerset County Council, please follow this link;




The School Admissions Code states that admission authorities must set a timetable for organising and hearing appeals that:

  • include a deadline for lodging appeals which allows appellants at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their appeal was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal.
  • ensures that appellants receive at least 10 school days' notice of their appeal hearing.
  • includes reasonable deadlines for appellants to submit additional evidence, for admission authorities to submit their evidence, and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties.
  • ensures that decision letters are sent within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.

As Somerset County Council oversees our appeal process, they have produced a timetable which can be viewed following this link; http://www.somerset.gov.uk/education-learning-and-schools/choosing-a-school/appeal-a-school-admissions-decision/

Admission Arrangements

Please see below admission arrangements explaining how this school considers applications for all age groups and the process parents need to follow.

Admission Policy 2019 2020

Admissions Policy 2020 - 2021

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

In-Year Admission Application Form 2021-2022

Parish Maps

Please see below parish maps of St Joseph's, Bridgwater and Sacred Heart, Minehead.

St Joseph Bridgwater PARISH

Sacred Heart Minehead PARISH