How to apply for a school place in Devon:
More information about admissions to schools in Devon can be found on Devon County Council website by clicking on the link:
The governors must publish the timetable for all admission appeals (including in year appeals) on the school website by 28th February of each year.
- Appellants must have a deadline of at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to lodge an appeal but late appeals must be heard;
- Appeals must be heard within 40 school days (in normal admission round) and within 30 school days for in year appeals. For late appeals these must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline where possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;
- Appellants must have at least 10 school days’ notice of the date of their appeal although the appellant may waive their right to the full 10 days;
- Clear deadlines must be set for the submission of evidence;
- Decision letters must be sent within 5 school days of the hearing where possible.
For further information on the appeals process, parents can contact the school office or the Clerk to the Appeals Panel. The link to the appeals timetable is below.
More about Our School
Consultation on our Admissions policy for 2022-23
Below you will see a link to our proposed admissions policy for 2022-23. We are consulting on this between 1 November and 8 January and invite any parent or other person with an interest in our admission arrangements to read the policy and make any comments you wish. You will see where there are changes, the text is in red – either something we propose to add or, if it has a line through it, something we propose to remove.
One of the proposals is to add children who have been adopted from state care outside of England to our oversubscription criterion 1. This is in anticipation that the Department for Education will require this change for all schools as it has just consulted on changes to the School Admissions Code. It is possible that the Department’s timescales may mean that the Code is not amended before the end of February, when we have to formally set our policy. If that is the case, we may have to determine our policy without that change and then alter it later in spring or summer. We are bringing it to your attention though as a change in policy that we expect to have to introduce.
Other than changes in red and dates moving forward a year, the way our policy will work is the same as in the previous year, 2021-22 which you can also see below.
If you have any comments, you can make them to Devon County Council which is co-ordinating the consultation. Further information is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. You will be able to view the proposed policies for all state-funded schools in Devon and the Local Authorities policies there too.
The consultation ends on 8 January and all policies must be determined by 28 February and published in the same places by 15 March.