As an Academy, Holyrood's Governors are responsible for admissions.

Applications to Holyrood Academy for Year 6 into Year 7 should be made through Somerset County Council School Admissions Department  (t: 0300 123 2224) and will be considered in accordance with the arrangments set out in the Academy Admissions Policy below.

Applications for any other years (known as 'In Year') should be made directly to the Academy using the application form below. Please note that the Academy will require proof of address for all applications, ie copy of mortgage statement, letting agreement or utility bill/bank statement in the name of the main applicant.

The Holyrood Academy appeals timetable for cyclical admissions is as follows:

• The deadline for lodging appeals is 20 working Academy days from the date of notification. Appeals hearings will be heard within 30 working Academy days of the appeal being lodged. Additional evidence must be submitted within 10 working Academy days of lodging an appeal. Appellants will be given at least 10 working Academy days notice of the appeal hearing arrangements. A letter setting out the decision will be sent by first class post within 5 working Academy days of the hearing.

• For applications to Holyrood Sixth Form the appeals will not be heard before confirmation of the exam results on which the offer of a place depends. The appeals procedure for Holyrood Sixth Form is the same as Holyrood Academy.

• Appellants do not have the right to a second appeal for admission in the same academic year or if they have been offered a place in another year group at the Academy.

Please use the attached form for in-year applications directly to the Academy. Please note applications for Year 6 into 7 must be made via the Somerset County Council school admissions team.

Full details of our admission arrangements for the Academic Year 2023-24

Full details of our admission arrangements for the Academic Year 2021-22.

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01460 260100

If you require any information in an alternative format, please contact the Academy on 01460 260100

Holyrood Academy Zembard Lane, Chard,
Somerset, TA20 1JL

Holyrood Academy is a part of the Uffculme Academy Trust (UAT). UAT is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales number 07338835 and an Exempt Charity.
Registered address: Chapel Hill, Uffculme, Devon EX15 3AG