Is there school Transport?

We do not offer school transport ourselves, however listed below we have information about the options of transport in the local area and through links with our Trust Schools.

Parent Funded Frome Bus 

Somerset Bus Routes and Times

B&NES Bus Routes and Times 

Is there a uniform?

At Somerset Studio School we do not have a school uniform. We do have a dress code for Students, our parent handbook has information about the expectations of school attire.

What do I do if my child is running late?

If your child is running late please inform us by calling 01761 438557 and speaking to reception. Please let us know the reason for running late and when your child is expected to arrive. Any students who arrive after registration need to sign in at the office.

How do I let you know my child is unwell?

To inform us of a student absence please call 01761 438557 and use the student absence line. We ask all absences are reported before 8:30 am at the latest. Please state your child's name, class group and reason for the absence. Any queries after 8:45am, please speak to reception. Please ring each day your child is absent for. 

Please click here for the NHS guide: Is my chill too ill for school?

What do I do if my child is sick?

For sickness and/or diarrhoea- it is 48 hours since their last bout of symptoms ( diarrhoea and/or sickness)  before they can return to school. Please ring each day your child is absent for. 

Am I eligible for free school meals?

To apply for free school meals please complete this form from BANES:


Once you have completed this form, please email: freeschoolmeals@bathnes.gov.uk 

BANES online form

How do I arrange a meeting with a staff member?

If you would like a meeting with a member of staff please either email, or call us and we will be able to support in booking this meeting in for you. 

We understand that, sometimes, face to face meetings will be required between staff and parents/carers. However, we respectfully request that these are pre-arranged and booked in with the relevant staff, and that parents/carers do not just arrive at Somerset Studio School and expect staff to be available for a meeting - it is very unlikely that the member of staff you wish to see will be available, without prior liaison.

Youth Support Services Agreement 


Once your child is aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of youth support services in your area. This is the local authority support service for young people aged 13 to 19 in England and enables them to provide youth support services and careers advisers. We must provide both the child’s and parent’s name(s) and address, and any further information relevant to the support services’ role. A parent or guardian can object to any information in addition to their child’s name, address and date of birth being passed to their local authority or provider of youth support services by informing us. This right is transferred to the child once they reach the age 16. Data is securely transferred to the youth support service via a secure file transferring system and is stored within local authority software. For more information about services for young people, please visit our local authority website.

The School will not give information about you to anyone outside of the school without your consent unless the law and rules allow us to. To Opt Out If you wish to opt-out of this arrangement, please email mfryer@somersetstudioschool.com 

If you have any further questions, please contact us.