Admissions Procedure for Selwood Academy

Admission arrangements of all mainstream academies & free schools must comply with the School admissions code.  Places will be allocated in line with the Academy policy.

Appeals – Applicants whose school place application is turned down have the legal right to appeal against the decision to refuse admission. Details concerning how to appeal are explained in the decision letters sent out when a place is refused and in the following link:

If the school is oversubscribed the criteria detailed in the Academy’s Admission Policy will be used to decide which children have priority for places.

Selwood Academy are responsible for any in-year admission applications.  If you wish to apply for a place at Selwood Academy:

  • Download and complete the County Application Form from the link provided.

  • Contact Reception at Selwood Academy for information on current spaces available within the School on 01373 462798 or

  • Arrange tour of School.

The Trust Board authorises the Headteacher to act on its behalf with regard to in-year school admissions.


Admissions Consultation

A consultation on Selwood Academy’s 2022/23 admission arrangements was recently carried out by Somerset County Council on the Academy’s behalf.  Trustees approved the arrangements on 4th February 2021. 

The following changes were made:

  • Inclusion of children of staff into criteria 2 in the over-subscription criteria.
  • Removal of the faith criteria in order to make the over-subscription criteria less restrictive.

Any objections can be made to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator until 15 May 2021. For further information on how to make an objection please visit




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