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Clevedon Learning Trust

Clevedon Learning Trust

Chestnut Park Primary School

Artist's impression of Chestnut Park Primary School

Information Event

Our next information event is taking place at Horescastle Chapel on Monday 9th December, between 4 and 6pm.  This is a drop-in session that will give you an opportunity to find out more about how Chestnut Primary School is going to be run.

Latest Developments

November 2019 - Willmott Dixon has begun construction of Chestnut Park.  Read the full story here.


Chestnut Park is due to open September 2020.  Admissions are now open for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 places.

Applications for Reception places
All applications for Reception places must be made through the North Somerset Council School Admissions website using the official school admissions process.  The deadline for applications to be submitted to North Somerset Council is 11:59pm on 15th January 2020.

More information about the admissions process can be found in the Parents Guide to Starting School.  This includes a section on the 'equal preference system' (pg 12), which states: 'Applications for all schools are considered under an ‘equal preference system’. This means that all your preferences are considered equally against the admissions Oversubscription Criteria for the schools.  If your child qualifies for a place at more than one of your preferences, we will offer the highest ranked preference possible.'

Applications for Year 1 and Year 2 places
Complete and submit our Admissions Form.  We will then contact you in March 2020.

Admission Arrangements
Chestnut Park Primary School Admission Arrangements  

General Information

The Clevedon Learning Trust has successfully applied to run the new primary school being built at North End in Yatton. John Wells (CEO) says “We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve the local community and open a brand new school”.

Following consultation with the community, the decision has been made to name the new school Chestnut Park Primary School.

North Somerset Council is project managing the design and build of the new school. The Trust will take ownership when this is completed.

The school is due to open September 2020 and will grow to 210 pupils, with scope to increase its capacity to meet future demand from local housing development. The school also has the facility for Nursery provision. 

John Wells explained that the school “will be a creative and innovative place of learning where children will be encouraged to be as successful as they can be in all that they do. We want the pupils to develop lively and enquiring minds and to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to a fast changing world. We are eager to work in partnership with families and the local community to support the children, enabling them to develop and flourish, fulfilling their potential at school and in life as good citizens.”  

The Trust is uniquely placed to provide the best possible start and continued success of the new school. In September 2017, it successfully opened the new Northgate Primary School and Nursery in Bridgwater. The Clevedon Learning Trust is a thriving family of primary and secondary schools situated in North Somerset and Somerset.  

John Wells commented “The strength of our Trust is our ability to work as a family of schools who are connected by shared values and our relentless focus on delivering an excellent education to every child in every school. Being a part of our wider Trust family provides individual support and guidance for our schools." 

Nursery and Pre-School

Chestnut Park Primary School will have the facility for Nursery and Pre-School provision.  This will open at some point after the main school opens in September 2020.  Please continue to check this page for the latest information.  


At this time it is anticipated that we will start the recruitment process for staff at Chestnut Park Primary School after February 2020.   Nursery vacancies will only be filled after the school has opened. 

We will look to update this information and provide further details in due course.


Please email any questions about Chestnut Park Primary School to office@clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk

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