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Ruishton Church of England School

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Changes To Admissions Code 2021

The Oak Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for Ruishton Church Of England Primary School. You can read the admissions arrangements policy below.

The Oak Partnership - Policies

This will provide parents with details on how applications are considered, including over-subscription criteria and appeals. There is also information on the process for parents, and answers to common admissions questions. The window for reception class applications each year runs from September to Mid-January. Applications should be made direct to County for these places, and parents are directed to refer to the Somerset County website for confirmation on dates.

Somerset County Council Admissions also have an active Facebook page providing useful information click here, alternatively, please contact the office at Ruishton with any queries around admissions on 01823 442832.

Any in-year applications will need to be processed via the school and will be subject to the criteria outlined in the Trust admissions arrangements policy. The application form for in-year applications can be found above.


Information regarding Appeals can be found via the following link:

Admission Arrangements 2022/2023

On 1st January 2019, Ruishton Church of England Primary School converted to Academy status, joining the Oak Partnership. The school governors will review the Admission Arrangements for the school in the coming months. This will be done in conjunction with the Oak Partnership Trust Board, who are now the Admission Authority for all the schools in its Trust.  In accordance with statutory requirements, the earliest that any new admission arrangements could apply is September 2021 and a public consultation on any new arrangements must be held between October 1st 2019 and January 31st 2020.

Until September 2021 the Admission Arrangements published by Somerset Local Authority will continue to apply.”

Where an application has been refused in any year group, the child will be placed on a waiting list. This will be kept strictly in order of over-subscription criteria by the Multi Academy Trust, as the Admission Authority, and the child will remain on the waiting list until the end of the academic year in which the application was refused. Parents are responsible for informing the Admission Authority of any changes in their circumstances, which could affect their place on the waiting list.


Objections to Admission Arrangements

Objections to the 2021/2022 admission arrangements policies can be made to the schools’ adjudicator. This must take place in the period between the admission authority determining their admission arrangements for 2021/2022 which must take place by 28th February 2020 and the deadline for making objections which is 15th May 2020. Objections may still be considered after this date but this is at the discretion of the adjudicator.


For further information on how to make an objection please visit the Office of the Schools Adjudicator website or phone the office on 01325 735303.