Admissions and Virtual Open Day

At Greenfylde First School we follow the admissions criteria set out by the Local Authority. Children due to start school in September 2022 will have birth dates between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. From September 2022 applications will be to the yet unnamed Ilminster primary which will be an amalgamation of Greenfylde First School and Years 5 and 6 from Swanmead Middle School.

Applications must be submitted to the home LA. If this is Somerset, applications can be made on-line at Paper applications are available to download from the Somerset County Council website at, or upon request by telephoning Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224. Any supporting information must be received by the exemption period deadline using the appropriate Supplementary Information Form (SIF) where relevant.

Applications must be received by 15 January 2022; otherwise the application will be recorded as late. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. Please see the Somerset LA co-ordinated scheme for full details. Outcomes for on time applications will be sent out by email (for on line applicants) or second class post on the next working day).

LA primary 2022 arrangements

In year applications must be submitted directly to the school using the LA in-year application form (hard copy only) Where there are more applications than places available within a particular year group, applications will be considered against the published oversubscription criteria and allocated up to the admission number/ limit.

Places will not be allocated more than six school weeks or half a term in advance of being required. The only exceptions are children of UK service personnel and other crown servants (including Diplomats) returning to the UK with a confirmed posting to the area (see Children of UK service personnel)

In year admission information can be requested from the school, where a place is available in year the decision to admit rests with the school, where a year group is oversubscribed an applications will need to be referred to the Local Authority.

If you wish to apply for an in year admission please complete the form below and return to the school. We will always try to complete all in year admissions within 10 working days. Please note all forms must be signed so if required we can post you a paper copy.

In Year Application August 2021

Currently our published admission number is 76 in a cohort. From September 22 we anticipate our admission number will change to 75 with the new primary school.

Visits to the School

If you are looking to start school in September 2022 or looking to move mid-year please get in touch via the school office on 01460 52686 or We are starting to do individual tours again and ask that any families coming around wear masks unless medically exempt. Click below for a virtual tour for families and we also want to share with you a Greenfylde Dog coming to school story which has been especially created as a virtual tour for our younger prospective pupils (but we hope adults enjoy as well!).


Click here to read Coming to School with Greenfylde Dog”

If you enjoyed this story, click on the titles below to see more with Greenfylde Dog and his friends:

Greenfylde Dog explores Reception

Greenfylde Dog plays I-Spy

Greenfylde Dog meets the Greenfylde Staff

Greenfylde Dog gets ready to start school