Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2022/23.

In accordance with the requirements of the 2014 School Admissions Code, the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (The Admission Authority) is consulting on proposals to alter the Admission Arrangements for all schools within the Trust for 2022/23. 

It is intended that the revised Admission Arrangements will be introduced with effect from 1st September 2022.

You may view the proposed School Admission Arrangements along with details of changes made, and how you can comment by clicking the following link:

The consultation will open at midday on 4th December 2020 and will close at midday on 29th January 2021


The Admission Authority has now determined (i.e. formally agreed) admission arrangements for September 2021. They have not changed from the previous year and a public consultation has not been required. These arrangements can be found below and relevant policies available for download on the right.

Admissions Code

As St Stephen’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, the governors are the Admissions Authority. They comply with the School Admissions Code, a statutory code designed to ensure a fair and straightforward admissions system that promotes equity and fair access for all. An equal preference system is operated.

Admissions Procedure

Children are admitted into St Stephen’s School according to the school’s Admissions Policy.

Governors liaise with Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) Local Authority (LA), who co-ordinate admission applications for all maintained schools in the BaNES area. All details about the procedures can be found on the LA website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applicants who are unsuccessful in gaining a place have the legal right to appeal to the Governing Body. Details concerning how to appeal will be explained in the decision letter.

For March 1 to September 30 please see separate appeals timetable.

Further information

Further information can be obtained via the Local Authority’s website or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visiting the school

Prospective parents are very welcome to come and visit the school. Please ring the office on 01225 311665 to make an appointment.