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West Coker CofE VC Primary School

'All Life's Strands Entwined'


School Admissions  


If your child is due to start or transfer school for September 2022, it is now time to make your application.  The deadline for primary phase applications is 15th January. The deadline for secondary phase applications is 31st October.  Please apply online by visiting

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


Children living in the Parish  are in the catchment area of West Coker School. The link below will show whether or not your home is in our catchment area:

Don't worry if you are not in our catchment area - you can still apply to come to our school!


Our planned admission limit for our school each year is 12 pupils (this is called the PAN number).

Usually new pupils to our Reception Class need to apply by mid-January of the year you wish to apply.


Please click on the links to see the admissions arrangements for the following years:









We warmly welcome prospective parents to visit our friendly village school at anytime. Please contact the headteacher to arrange an appointment.


We have one annual intake of Reception children in September. The children begin part-time, but are soon enjoying full days.


Oversubscription arrangements - If our PAN number (12 pupils within each year group) or our stated class sizes (no more than 30 pupils within a class) is exceeded then the school may instruct the local authority to refuse a place at our school. Parents / carers have the right of appeal. Information about the appeal process can be found here:

For in-year applications, please contact the school to arrange a visit, in the first instance. We manage our own in-year admissions and application forms can be obtained from the school office or downloaded here: 

If you still require more guidance on how to apply to join our Church School, please simply contact our office 01935 862568 and we will be able to help.


Our latest 'Admission Policy' is in the policy section of this website which you can access via the link below.