The Governing Body of Chew Stoke Church School is the Admissions Authority for the school and as such is responsible for the admission of all children to the school, with the exception of Reception admissions which are dealt with by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Within the Governing Body there is an Admissions Committee made up of Governors and the Head Teacher and it is the responsibility of this committee to ensure that the school has appropriate admission arrangements in place. Each year the Published Admission Number indicating the maximum number of places available for the September intake of children is published on the school website (please see below). The Governors may review the Published Admission Number at any time. If this is altered, the change will be notified on our school website.

The school has six classes all of which are usually of mixed-age. During your child's time at the school they will spend two years in one of the classes and one year in each of the others. The school runs a two-year rolling curriculum, ensuring that when your child spends a second year in a class all of the learning is new.

The School Admission Arrangements outline the process of application for children starting school in September and for admission to any year group during the year. Information on our over subscription criteria, waiting list and the appeal process can also be found in our Admission Arrangements. The Governors use Bath and North East Somerset Council Democratic Services Department for admission appeals; further information may be found here -

Admissions Information

Published Admission Number

The Published Admission Number for pupils entering Reception in September 2022 is 28.  The Published Admission Number for pupils entering Reception in September 2023 is 28.

Applying for a Place at our School

Applications for September 2023

Applications are now being accepted for admission to our Reception class in September 2023.  Applications should be submitted online via your home local authority - please visit their website for further information.  Please note that the deadline for applications is 15th January 2023.  If you would like to view our school prior to making your application please contact the School Office to book a convenient date and time.

In-Year Applications for Years 1 to 6

Applications for year groups other than Reception are dealt with by our Admissions Committee (see above).  You should submit your application (using the downloadable form link above) directly to the School Office.  Viewings may be arranged by appointment via the School Office.