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Our school is part of Preston Primary Academy Trust and as such our Governing Body forms part of the Academy’s admission authority.

Pupils are admitted between the ages of 4 and 11 in accordance with the Somerset Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. The Published Admission Number for Huish Episcopi Primary School will be 30 (Reception).

The Admissions Policy should be taken as part of the overall strategy of Preston Primary Academy Trust and operated within the context of our vision, aims and values.

These admission arrangements will be reviewed annually by the Governing Body and where there are changes proposed, will be re-published after consultation with other local admission authorities including Somerset LA.


Starting school for Reception pupils in September

The Common Application Form (CAF) must be completed. These are available from the Somerset Local Authority at  or by calling 0300 123 2224. Completed application forms must be received by your home Local Authority even if you have the intention of moving to Somerset.  They will be considered under the ‘Equal Preference with Ranking’ method.

The Local Authority will forward all applications that are received on time to the school for the Governing Body to consider and take admission decisions. If there are fewer applications than places available, every child will be allocated a place. However, if there are more applications than places available, the governors will rank them against the published Over Subscription Criteria as set out in our Admissions Policy.

A list indicating those children to be allocated places will be returned to Somerset Local Authority and the Local Authority will send out decision letters on behalf of the Governing Body by email or second class post by the date below. Applications received after the deadline will be recorded as late and cannot then be administered until all on time applications have been considered by which time places may no longer be available with the Published Admission Number.



Starting school for pupils other than for September Reception children

For applications for children wishing to move to our school, please read the admission arrangements policy in the first instance.    Please find the application form for in-year admissions (ie pupils changing schools during the academic year) here:

HEPS in year application form


Admissions Policies (please also check the Policies page under the Parents tab for further policies):

Admissions Arrangements for 2024-25

Admissions Arrangements for 2023-24

Admissions Arrangements for 2022-23


Dates for Academic Year 2023/24 primary school applications are:

15 January 2024 – National closing date for primary school applications.

17 April 2024 – National offer day for primary phase school places


Dates for Academic Year 2023/24 secondary school applications are:

31 October 2023 – National closing date for secondary school applications.

1 March 2024 – National offer day for secondary phase school places