Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery is a school for boys and girls from 0 – 7 years of age and is maintained by Somerset County Council. We are a one and half form entry school with published admission number (PAN) of 47. Should this number be exceeded, we will follow the Local Authority (LA) set criteria for admission when offering places. 

How to Apply

You and your children are welcome to visit our school so that you can look around and have plenty of opportunity to ask us any questions. These tours are normally conducted by our Head Teacher and can easily be arranged by telephoning the school office. We would be happy to arrange a follow-up visit if needed.

Come and see our school

You can apply for a place for your child at our school at any time and you will be informed if there is a place available in the relevant school year class. If your child is of pre-school age, and registered with a local GP, you will be contacted by the Local Authority Admissions Team a year before your child is due to start school. Children living in our catchment area are generally allocated a place at our school and many children who live outside the catchment area have also successfully applied. Children are given places strictly according to published admissions criteria.

Full details on how to apply can be found at This site carries up-to-date information for parents with children starting school in Somerset or transferring to a school in Somerset. Their site also provides general information about school admission appeals, class sizes in Somerset and catchments.

You can telephone the Admissions Team on 0845 345 9122 for advice. Their telephone lines are open between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm from Monday to Friday and 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday. They can also be contacted by e-mail or you can write to them at the Children and Young People’s Directorate, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY.