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We aim to make starting school a happy experience for both parents and children.


Children starting school for the first time are invited into the school during the summer term to meet their new teacher and the other children. Evening meetings are held with parents to explain classroom routines and give parents the opportunity to discuss matters relating to their child.


The Reception class teachers liaise closely with the local preschool and nursery settings and make visits during the summer term to help them get to know the children. All families are also given the opportunity to have a home visit in September, just before the children start school. In September, Reception children are phased into school over a period of several weeks, for morning or afternoon sessions initially, staying to lunch, then full time.


Children who join the school at any other time are invited to visit the school, to spend time with their class and meet their teacher.


Cheddar First School accepts:


  • Children of 4+ years into Reception
  • Children of 5+ years into Year One
  • Children of 6+ years into Year Two
  • Children of 7+ years into Year Three
  • Children of 8+ years into Year Four


Somerset Local Authority is the admission authority for Cheddar First School and places will be allocated in accordance with their published arrangements. Copies of these arrangements can be obtained by calling Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9122, or visiting the Somerset County Council website.


We would love to show you around Cheddar First School before you make the decision to send your child here. Please call the office on 01934 742546 or email us using the contact form to make an appointment.


For details of admissions arrangements and how to apply for a school place please visit:
Somerset County Council – Apply to Start School