Your application for a place at secondary school must be made to the Local Authority in which you live. You will receive a letter from the Local Authority containing your child’s UID (Unique Identification number). The UID number can then be used to make an application online. Alternatively you can submit a paper application which can be downloaded from the Local Authority’s website, you can also telephone 01225 394312 if you would prefer a form to be sent out to you. You are able to apply from 11th September up until 31st October 2020. If you live in Somerset you must apply to Somerset Local Authority even though Writhlington School is in Bath and North East Somerset. Both local authorities have full information on how to apply on their websites.
To help you make up your mind about which secondary school is best for your child, we hold an Open Evening in October for prospective parents to meet our staff and students and to look around the school. In 2020 we will host this as a virtual event in response to Covid-19 restrictions. Parents/carers will be asked to register their interest to access the event.
We currently have school spaces in some year groups. If you wish to discuss the possibility of a space at the school or arrange a tour please contact Nathan Marshall (email@example.com), who will be able to arrange an appointment for you.
If your application is unsuccessful, you will be given the opportunity to appeal against the decision and also to remain on our waiting list should a place become available.
The key staff who will be involved in the transition process are as follows:
Mrs C England Deputy Headteacher
Mrs E Sage Assistant Headteacher & Year 7 Progress Leader (from Sep ’22)
Ms L Zuanella Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
All members of staff above can be contacted via the school telephone number 01761 433581.
Students who start in September are warmly welcomed to Writhlington where every student receives a broad and balanced education enriched by a programme of business and entrepreneurial experiences.
Writhlington’s staff are leaders in their field and continue to learn themselves, supporting the development of teachers in other schools and working together to share best practice. Just as our staff are constantly learning how to teach, so our students are taught how to learn. We have simple and clear measures of academic progress. Irrespective of ability, we push every student further and higher – we set challenging targets, rigorously monitor progress, develop aspirations and encourage your child to take responsibility for their learning.
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