Abbot Alphege Academy is part of The Partnership Trust who are the Admissions  Authority for all schools within it.  You can find out more on their website.

We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we would strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to visit those schools that you are interested in so that you can see the facilities and learning on offer.  If you would like to arrange a visit to see our school in action, if you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the school office by phoning 01225 580281 or emailing

We have set out below information to support you in making an application for a place for your child at our school.

Reception Admissions

The Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for our school.  However, the Local Authority manages admissions on behalf of the Trust for children joining at the start of Reception.  Information can be found on their Admissions – The Partnership Trust

Joining School in Reception: Children are offered three full terms of education in their reception year and most are admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. Legally, however, children do not have to be in school until the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, so parents may defer the start of school until January or April if they wish. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

To ensure a happy and confident start to their formal schooling, there is a carefully managed induction programme in September which includes shorter sessions and days. This enables the staff team to build relationships with the children and for the children to settle into new routines.

Children and parents are invited into school for a series of induction events in the summer term preceding their entry.  In the first term, parents are invited to curriculum events where information is shared to help them support their child’s learning.


In Year Admissions: In year admissions are requests for places at school aside from the initial admission of Reception children each September. As an own admission authority, The Partnership Trust is responsible for setting in year admissions processes for all schools within in.

Details of our admission arrangements can be found on the below links and applications are made on the Trust’s Application form which you can find below.  If you would prefer a hard copy of any of these documents,  please get in touch with the school office.

Admission Arrangements for 2022-23

Admission Arrangements for 2023-24

Admissions Application Form

We are currently consulting regarding our planned admission number (PAN). See below for consultation documents:

Consultation for Abbot Alphege and Horrington for Sept 2024

DRAFT Admission Arrangements 2024-25


Admission Appeals Information

TPT Admissions Appeal Form

TPT Appeals Timetable 2022-23

Bath & NE Somerset Admission Appeals

DfE Guidance – School Admission Appeals

Prospective Pupils

The Head teacher is always pleased to show prospective pupils’ parents the school at work and to hold individual meetings with parents to discuss the philosophy and aims of the school.  Please telephone for an appointment.

Children due to start at the beginning of a new school year are invited to visit the school during the Summer Term to meet new friends and have a first taste of the class environment.