Joining the school - Admissions Criteria and appeals information

The arrangements for allocating places at Ralph Allen School are determined by the Local Authority and are explained in its booklet A Secondary School for your Child in Bath & North East Somerset which is available for all parents/carers with a child in the final year of primary school in Bath and North East Somerset.

Ralph Allen School caters for the 11-18 age range.

While parents have the right to choose a preferred school, the number of places available at that school may limit the choice. If a school is over-subscribed the Local Authority admissions team has to apply criteria, listed in order of priority, when allocating places.

Please note that applications for Ralph Allen School should be made through the family's home local education authority.

Late applications will be considered, together with any applicants who are refused a preference and have lodged an appeal, after all applications that have been received in time have been dealt with.

Admissions Policy 2016-17

Admissions Policy 2017-18

Appeals information

B&NES Democratic Services section administers appeals for Ralph Allen School.  To make an appeal the first step is to contact the Admissions and Transport team on 01225 394312, or email  or write to:

Admissions and Transport
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House, Manvers Street
Bath   BA1 1JG

The admission appeals process is administered by the Council's Democratic Services section. This ensures that it is separate from and independent of the schools concerned and the admission authority.

More information about the appeals process can be found in the B&NES appeals information booklet, available on their website.

See this website for further information: