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. King Arthur’s School has nine designated catchment schools:
However, parents and carers can apply to King Arthur’s 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:
It is not expected that any parents who have expressed a preference will be refused admission to King Arthur’s School for their son or daughter.
A programme is in place to ensure a positive experience for students transferring to King Arthur’s School and our arrangements are reviewed with our partner 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 King Arthur’s and those at our partner schools. Later in the year there will be contact with the Head of Lower School / SENDCO and tutors who will be responsible for the students on transfer.
Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to visit King Arthur’s 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.
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.
Our SAST Admissions Policy can be viewed here.
Further details of admissions can be found at