Shepton Beauchamp Church School act as the Admissions Authority on behalf of the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust Trustees.


Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2023/24.

In accordance with the requirements of the 2021 School Admissions Code, the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (The Admission Authority) is consulting on proposals to alter the Admission Arrangements for Shepton Beauchamp Church School for 2023/24

It is intended that the revised Admission Arrangements will be introduced with effect from 1st September 2023.

You may view the proposed School Admission Arrangements along with details of changes made, and how you can comment by clicking the following link:

Somerset Admissions – BWMAT

The consultation will open on 3rd December 2021 and will close at midday on 21st January 2022.


2021/2022 Admission Arrangements:

Currently our published admission number is 10 in a cohort.

Catchment Area: Yes

The school will be required to admit any child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN), if the statement names the school then;

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who, at the time of application, is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989 applies).
  2. Children who, at the time of application, have a sibling attending Shepton Beauchamp Church School.
  3. Children who, at the time of application, live within the catchment area.
  4. Children who themselves, or whose parent(s) is a practicing Christian or a member of another faith who attends a registered place of worship at least once per month for the six months prior to application.  (Supplementary Information Form must be completed – See Appendix D)
  5. Children living closest to the school, as measured in a direct line.​


In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

In year admission information can be requested from the school, where a place is available in year the decision to admit rests with the school, where a year group is oversubscribed applications will need to be referred to the Local Governing Body​.

LA Primary Admission arrangements

Supplementary Information Form for Voluntary Controlled Schools

Somerset 2022-2023 – Admission Arrangements

In Year Application Form