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Paulton Infant School School is part of The Partnership Trust who are the Admissions Authority for all schools within it.  You can find out more on their website.


We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make and we would strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to visit those schools that you are interested in so that you can see the facilities and learning on offer.  If you would like to arrange a visit to see our school in action, if you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the school office on: 01761 412354 or Email:


We have set out below information to support you in making an application for a place for your child at our school.  


Reception Admissions

The Partnership Trust is the Admissions Authority for our school. However, the Local Authority manages admissions on behalf of the Trust for children joining at the start of Reception. Information can be found on Apply for a primary school place (Reception) | Bath and North East Somerset Council (


Joining School in Reception: Children are offered three full terms of education in their reception year and most are admitted in the September following their fourth birthday. Legally, however, children do not have to be in school until the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday, so parents may defer the start of school until January or April if they wish. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

To ensure a happy and confident start to their formal schooling, there is a carefully managed induction programme in September which includes shorter sessions and days. This enables the staff team to build relationships with the children and for the children to settle into new routines. Children and parents are invited into school for a series of induction events in the summer term preceding their entry.  In the first term, parents are invited to curriculum events where information is shared to help them support their child’s learning.


Our planned admission numbers (PAN) are 90.


In Year Admissions

In year admissions are requests for places at school aside from the initial admission of Reception children each September. As an own admission authority, The Partnership Trust is responsible for setting in year admissions processes for all schools within in. 


Details of our admission arrangements can be found on the below links and applications are made on the Trust’s Application form which you can find here. If you would prefer a hard copy of any of these documents, please get in touch with the school office.

Admission Arrangements for 2023-24

Admission Arrangements for 2024-25

Admission Arrangements for 2025-26



Appeals For Places

Information on the appeals process and an appeals form can be accessed by following the link below.


School Admissions Appeals Timetable (found on The Partnership Trust website)

School Admissions Appeal Form (found on The Partnership Trust website)


Please note that, for children joining us at the start of reception, once we are notified that they have been allocated a place at our school, we will contact you with an invitation to take part in our induction programme. This provides an opportunity for you and your child to learn more about the school and meet the class teachers and for us to find out more about your child. 

When children are entering part way through a school year we work closely with parents/carers to create an induction process that makes transition as smooth as possible.

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