South Somerset Partnership Admissions

All referrals to the South Somerset Partnership School are made via the Panel for Excluded and Vulnerable Pupils (PEVP) which sits in the Yeovil area every second Tuesday. Referrals are in the category of:
  • Permanently Excluded
  • At risk of exclusion requesting Dual Registered Placement
  • Children in Care
  • Hard to Place
  • Medically unable to currently access their mainstream school
The Panel is chaired by the Access and Admissions Manager or Local Authority representative and is made up of representatives of local schools (a primary and secondary at each meeting), an Educational Psychologist, the Area Casework Officer, South Somerset Partnership School Headteacher, Area Education Attendance Officer, Behaviour Support Advisory Teacher and other professionals as appropriate e.g Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Children’s Social Care.

The Panel makes all decisions about admissions to the South Somerset Partnership School and ensures equality of access across schools, whilst responding to the needs of individual children and fulfilling the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities.

The main legislation and statutory guidance covering the duties and powers relating to these issues:

  • The School Admissions Code 2012
  • Somerset Fair Access Protocol Alternative Provision: Statutory guidance for local authorities
  • Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs: statutory guidance for local authorities
  • Exclusion from maintained schools, Academies and pupil referral units in England: A guide for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion

If you have any specific queries regarding disability please speak directly to the Headteacher.

Tel:  01935 410793

South Somerset Partnership School
Dampier Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4EN