Wadham School

Wulfrice Benefice

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A Church of England Community School

Mount Pleasant



TA18 7NT

Tel: 01460 270123  Fax: 01460 270124

Email: office@wadhamschool.co.uk

Admissions to Wadham School

Throughout Somerset there is a policy of "local schools for local children". Each school is surrounded by a catchment area from which its students come. Wadham serves the catchment area of our two partner middle schools, Swanmead Community School in Ilminster and Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne. Parents seeking a place for their son or daughter may, however, apply to Wadham even if they do not live in the catchment area.

Parents will be given their first choice preference of school wherever possible. Where demand exceeds available places preference is given in the following order:

  • Students with a statement of Special Educational Needs that names Wadham as the preferred school
  • Students whose older brother or sister is attending the school
  • Students who live closest to the school

It is not expected that any parents who have expressed a preference will be refused admission to Wadham for their son or daughter in September 2016.

A programme is in place to ensure a positive experience for students transferring to Wadham and our arrangements are reviewed with our partner middle schools each year to achieve the best possible transition. In addition to the Open Evening in September, there are contacts throughout the year between staff at Wadham and those at our partner schools. Later in the year there will be contact with the Director of Learning and tutors who will be responsible for the students on transfer.

Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to visit Wadham during the school day towards the end of the summer term to get a first hand experience of the school. Parents and students will also be invited to an induction evening on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

Should you wish to visit the school at any other time or need an answer to a question please telephone us so that we can help you.

Click here to view Somerset County Council's school admissions details and how to apply for a place.

Number on roll in April 2017:
Year 9         149       Year 10       153       Year 11       146       Year 12/13      67           TOTAL         515