Click below to read our Admissions Arrangements 2021-22.
Joining Year 9 in September 2022 - 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 2022 and we aim to hold transition events over the summer term. Details of these events will be published here when dates are confirmed.
Choosing Your Options
The online Year 8 options information and registration details for students will be made available here in the future. Please be aware you must have completed the Somerset application form for these options to be considered.
All students study the standard core subjects and then select an additional four subjects. At least one of these subjects must be Geography, History, Computer Science, or a Language. Details of the curriculum are found and here and further resources (videos, options portal, FAQs) are found here.
The options process for Year 8 into Year 9 closes Friday 18 February 2022.
If you have any queries about our GCSE Options Choices, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For students joining us within an academic year (in Year 9, 10 or 11), please email completed form to email@example.com 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.
My child is really unhappy with their tutor group, what can I do?
If this is before the transfer day speak to your Year 8 Head of Year. They will let us know of any changes.
After transfer day then let the Head of House know at College.
If you do have any specific questions regarding the pastoral area of College please contact Mrs V West Assistant Principal on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.