Haygrove School

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Admissions Information


Haygrove's excellent partnerships with our local primary schools ensure continuity of support and a smooth transition process for our new Year 7 joiners.

Our First Steps journey gives parents and children opportunities to visit the school, speak to staff and students, ask questions and then make an informed Secondary school choice. Once places have been allocated, the journey continues so that everyone is prepared for the September start.


STEP 1 - Year 6 Open Mornings and our Open Evening take place in September and October to give parents a chance to see the school in action, meet some of our students and staff and get answers to any questions they may have. Parents then make their choice of school for their children.

STEP 2 - The Local Authority will confirm which applicants have been allocated places at Haygrove School. This is normally in early March.

STEP 3 - Welcome letters are sent to parents in Spring, informing them of Induction Evenings and referring them to the school website for the latest information.

STEP 4 – In May and June, our senior staff visit all our local primary schools to talk to Year 6 students about Haygrove School, our expectations and opportunities.

STEP 5 – In the Summer term, letters are sent to parents with details of Tutor Group allocation, the date and times of our Induction Evening, where parents and pupils meet with Tutors, Head of Year and senior staff.

STEP 6 – Our July Induction Day provides an opportunity for Year 6 students who are joining us in September to experience some lessons and make friends within their Tutor Group.

STEP 7 – The first day of school arrives!  The day is spent getting to know Tutors and Prefects, with planned activities throughout, to help new students to "find their feet" within the school.


Our Admissions Process

Haygrove School is an Academy school and as such the Governing Body is the admissions authority for the school.

At present, our annual Student Admission Number is 214 students.  

Year 6 to Year 7 transition 2024 admissions

All applications for admission, must be submitted to your home Local Authority by the closing date and will be considered under the Equal Preference with Ranking system of allocation.

The deadline for Year 7 Admissions in 2024 was 31 October 2023.

Further information on School Admissions and how to apply can be found on the Somerset County Council website.

The Local Authority will forward all applications to the school and the Local Governance Committee will rank them against the oversubscription criteria set out in our Admission Arrangements 2023-24 that can be found on our Policy Page.

Please also read our Trust Admissions Policy.

This list will then be returned to the Local Authority under the coordinated admissions scheme and they will make a single offer of a place by email and letters, usually in early March.

You can apply online or using a paper application. 

PLEASE NOTE: Somerset County Council will not be issuing any reminder letters to parents regarding the closing date for secondary school applications. Haygrove School will, however, post reminders on this website and social media.

Visit our Facebook page here.

Other admissions (Including In-Year)

For all other admissions, please contact Mr C Thompson, Assistant Headteacher using our Contact Us form. He will be happy to advise you and arrange for you to visit the school.

Year 6 to Year 7 transition 2024  amd 2025 admissions

Our Admission Arrangements for 2024/25 and 2025/26 can be found on our Policy Page.

Come and visit us

We are always pleased to meet prospective parents and students.

We hold Open Events in the Autumn Term, when you and your family can come and see our school in action and talk to the Headteacher and staff.


Any objections to the admissions policy made can be made to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator. For further information on how to make an objection please visit their website http://www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator/ or phone the office on 01325 735303.