Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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“Pupils feel safe
at school and are kind
to one another. They like
being at school and appreciate
the many experiences
they have.” - Ofsted
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Welcome to Pensford Primary School

You can find the Admissions Arrangements for all Partnership Trust Schools for 2022-2023, including Pensford, here.

The Admissions Arrangements for 2023-24 are here.

We are here to help you, even before your child starts at Pensford.  Whether your child might be joining Duckling Class in September or are moving mid way through the school year, please do contact us if you have any queries or can't find the information you need here.

As an academy, we take in-year applications directly, while Reception places are handled by the Bath and NE Somerset local authority.  For the Reception intake in 2022, you can find our Admissions Arrangements in the Primary Admissions Booklet, which is downloadable here.

The deadline for applications has passed but if you still need a place for your child in Reception in September 2022, you can still contact us for advice and a school tour.

The two distinct processes, of joining in Reception and of joining later on, are outlined below.

Reception Intake September 2023

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 he or she is able to start school in September 2023.  The applications deadline will be in January 2023 so many parents look around schools during the autumn to find the one that is right for their child.  You can book a tour at Pensford by calling 01761 490470 or by clicking here.  The Trust-wide admissions arrangements for 2023-24 are also available online by clicking the link.

Our shared school value of 'Happiness' is our first priority for all the children and we have been fully subscribed in recent years, and this includes taking children from a wider area than the village itself.  If you live in the Chew Valley, Whitchurch or Keynsham area please do pay us a visit.  You can contact us to arrange a time that suits you.

Applications to start school in Reception must be made to the Local Authority in which you live even if you are wanting to be considered for a place at a school situated within a different Local Authority area.  You can click here to reach the Bath and North East Somerset Schools Admissions online page.

We also have a School Handbook, which contains lots information on the practicalities of starting school in Reception at Pensford.  We also recommend looking at the 'Parents' and 'Children' tabs above for more information.

Transitioning to Pensford from another school (in-year admissions)

If your child has already started school, but you would like them to transfer to Pensford, you need to apply directly to the school. Details of our Trust's in-year admissions procedures can be found here for 2022-23 and here for 2023-24.  These include specific information about Pensford.

Please feel free to contact us on 01761 490470 to check if there is space in the year group for your child(ren).  In line with the policy of the Bath and Mendip Partnership Trust, we use our Application Form.  You can download an editable Word document of the form or a PDF by clicking the links.

For any more information, just call the school office on 01761 490470 or email us on to arrange a visit.

Admissions Arrangements for 2022-23

Click here for the 2022-23 admissions arrangements for all Partnership Schools, including Pensford.

Admissions Arrangements for 2023-24

Click here for the 2023-24 admissions arrangements for all Partnership Schools, including Pensford.


If you are refused a place at your preferred school, you have a right to appeal against the decision. Should you need to appeal for a place at Pensford Primary, please can you complete the form below.  The form itself contains further information about the appeals process.

Appeals form (Word version)   Appeals form (pdf)

Here is the appeals timetable, effective from 1st March 2022.