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Admissions and Appeals

We welcome all children to St Louis and enjoy celebrating the different backgrounds, experiences, and interests they have. From the moment your child arrives in the school, they can be sure of receiving a warm welcome and support from all the staff who work with them. Our staff share the primary aim of keeping all children safe and helping them achieve their potential during their time with us.

If you would like to learn more about us and come for a visit, please contact the school office on 01373 463728 or office@stlouisfrome.co.uk 

How to Apply

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements included within our policy. All admission applications are coordinated through Somerset Council. If you wish to apply for a reception place for September or a place at any other time of the year, you can do so using the link below. Apply to start school for the first time (somerset.gov.uk) 


Firstly, if you wanted to secure a place for your child at our school and were not successful, we are very sorry. We know how hard and disappointing this is.

If you are considering appealing the decision, our Headteacher, Helen Biles-Wood, would like the opportunity to meet with you prior to you submitting your appeal. Please contact the school to arrange this. If following this meeting, you would like to appeal an admissions decision then please click on this link to give you the full details. Appeal a school admissions decision (somerset.gov.uk)


Timeline for Appeals

When making an appeal, we will ensure that we give a deadline of at least 20 schools days from the notification of the application being declined for a written appeal to be lodged. For applications made in the normal admissions round (submitted before the years deadline of 15th January), appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. 

For late applications (submitted before the first day of the school term of the admission year) appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. 

For applications for in year admissions, appeals should be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. 

With any appeal appellants will receive at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing. Following the appeal, decision letters are sent within 5 school days of the appeal hearing outcome. 

Links​​ to Policies and Admissions Information

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Admissions Policy 2024-25

In Year Application Form

If you have any questions about admissions, don't hesitate, give us a call or email us.