Click below to read our Admissions Arrangements 2022-23.
Joining Year 9 in September 2023 - intake year
Frome College is a Local Authority maintained school. For information about September admission arrangements into Year 9, please click here.
In the autumn of Year 8, parents apply to the Local Authority for admission to the College, after which we follow a detailed transfer process with the child's current school. Applications must be made through Somerset County Council here.
We very much look forward to welcoming our new Year 9s in September 2023 and we aim to hold transition events over the summer term. Details of these events will be published here when dates are confirmed.
Key Dates for Options Choices
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 Online Options portal opens for students and their parents to register options choices for September 2023. Click here to access the Options Portal.
A letter with your personal webcode for the portal will have been sent home from your child's middle school. Any queries please email email@example.com
Thursday 19th January 2023 Year 8 Options Parents Evening. Talks at 5pm and 5:30pm in the Merlin. This event enables parents to find out information about the subjects we offer and how the process works. There will be an opportunity to ask our Senior Leaders and Curriculum Leaders questions.
Monday 13th February 2023 9am deadline for submitting the online Options Choices form.
May 2023 Confirmation of student options, House and Tutor Group following an interview with their new Head of House.
For students joining us within an academic year (in Year 9, 10 or 11), please email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and complete the application form and post it to:
Pastoral Frequently Asked Questions for Year 8 into Year 9
Which house / tutor group will my child go in?
Students that attend our feeder middle schools are placed into part tutor groups by their current head of Year 8. There then is a merge meeting (middle school staff and Frome College) where the part tutor groups are put together and placed into Houses. This does not happen until April as Frome College does not have a list from Somerset until then of who has applied.
If a student is joining us from outside the Frome middle school system, they are placed into the smallest tutor group, and we try to place another external in the same group.
When will we find out which tutor group / house?
We aim to have a letter sent out by May Half Term detailing this.
If you do not receive this letter it is because Somerset have not informed Frome College of your application. You must apply to join the College on the Somerset website here.
How much time does my child spend with their tutor / house group ?
Students only spend 15 minutes a day with their tutor group. There may be occasions through the school year when they spend more time together but not often.
Each week there is an assembly and this is usually as a House group and sometimes as a year group.
The lessons through the school day are a mix of tutor group / Houses.
Within a House is a complete mix of students, they are not based around subjects / academic ability / previous school.
If you do have any specific questions regarding the pastoral area of College please contact Mrs V West Assistant Principal on email@example.com
Apply to join our Sixth Form
Please see our Sixth Form page. Our Head of Sixth Form, Mr R Hood, welcomes all Year 12 and 13 students.