Successful Applicants to Severn Foundation School

Congratulations on your allocation to the Severn Foundation School. The next stage in the process is to identify your programme preferences via the online application system Oriel

All Severn Foundation Programmes detailed on Oriel (the national application system) are available as a Programme List.  Please note this is an indicative list and programmes can be changed.

Applicants will be allocated to programme based on the highest score to highest available preference, i.e. the highest scoring applicant gets their first choice of programme, the next highest scoring gets their highest ranked programme that is available and so on.

There are 264 available programmes of linked F1 and F2 posts within the Severn Foundation School in 2020. You are required to rank ALL PROGRAMMES in order of preference by 12:00 midday on TUESDAY 31ST MARCH. If you have not ranked your preferences by this time, you will be randomly allocated to a programme.

Histogram of Application Scores is available. This details the scores of applicants allocated to Severn on 12th March 2020 (excluding those pre-allocated due to special circumstances).

Please note that allocation to foundation school and programme is subject to the following:

  • Successful completion of your medical undergraduate degree (where applicable)
  • Satisfactory pre-employment checks
  • Satisfactory references
  • Successful completion of national clinical assessment (where applicable)

Information on the acute Trusts, including Trust Profiles and Trainee Testimonials, is available here.

Information on General Practice placements is available here.

Information on Psychiatry placements is available here.

Information on Academic Foundation Programmes in the Severn Foundation School is available here.

The following has been designed to provide applicants with useful information about the Foundation School:

General Information about how Training is organised in Severn Foundation School

Queries regarding Terms and Conditions (including accommodation and pay bandings) should be directed to individual Trusts.

For the General FP application process, Severn will not be using interviews to allocate applicants to programme.  Successful applicants will be asked to rank programmes online, then allocated using the score by which they were allocated to Foundation School.

We will place Linked applicants within an hour's commute of each other.  The score of the lower scoring applicant will be used to allocate both linked applicants to programme.  The Foundation School will use the AA Route Planner as a basis for making decisions during the programme allocation process, and would suggest that applicants linking their applications do the same.  Trust postcodes are available from the Trust Profiles on our Trusts webpage

Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If, having read the information available, you have further queries or questions about training please email the Severn Foundation School.



 All application guidance, including eligibility and special circumstances is available on the UK Foundation Programme website.

Monday 24th June – Wednesday 7th August 2019 at 12:00

Eligibility application submission period (for overseas graduates and UK graduates who qualified more than two years prior to the start of the programme)

Monday 19th August 2019       

AFP programmes available to view on Oriel

Monday 23rd September 2019

Registration period opens. All programmes available to view on Oriel

Monday 30th September – Friday 11th October 2019 at 12:00

Application period for FP and AFP applications

Friday 11th October 2019

Deadline for submitting special circumstances applications to the UK Foundation Programme Office

Monday 16th December 2019

Academic Interviews (Plymouth) - Peninsula Education and Leadership/Management AFPs

Friday 20th December 2019

Academic Interviews (Bristol) - Severn and Peninsula Research AFPs

Friday 6th December 2019

First SJT date

Monday 6th January 2020

Second SJT date

Wednesday 15th January – 12th February 2020

AFP national and cascade offers

Thursday 12th March 2020

Primary list applicants informed of allocations

Thursday 12th March – 31st March 2020

Applicants to preference groups and programmes

Monday 16th March – Thursday 16th April 2020

Online references collected

Thursday 9th April 2020

Primary list applicants informed of match to programme results

Monday 27th / Tuesday 28th July 2020

Shadowing/induction in Trusts

Wednesday 5th August 2020

F1 begins