Joining the school
The arrangements for allocating Year 7 places at Ralph Allen School are determined by B&NES, 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 boys and girls, aged 11-18.
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.
Year 7 appeals: the deadline for submitting appeals for Year 7 places is 1 April 2020, when the written submission should be lodged. For applications made in the normal admisson round, appeals must be heard within 40 days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals for Year 7 places are usually heard from May onwards, so for a Year 7 place in September 2020 appeals will be heard from May 2020.
The appeals process has changed slightly for this year due to the lockdown. Full details will be finalised very shortly and will be posted on this page.
In-year appeals: To make an appeal the first step is to complete the appeal form (see below) and submit it to the school. We will inform our appeals provider, and they will contact you direct.
See this website for further information http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/admissions-schools/admissions-appeals
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House, Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG