Admissions to Our School
If you are considering a place for your child here, we would be pleased to meet you and talk about what we have to offer. If you would like to arrange a visit, please do get in touch with us by phone, email or letter.
Although we are our own admissions authority and are responsible for setting our admissions policy and making decisions when an application is made to join us, we use the services of Devon County Council's Admissions Service to manage applications on our behalf. For further information or advice about the admissions process, parents can call My Devon on 0345 155 1019 or visit www.devon.gov.uk/admissions.
Parents can apply for a Year 7 intake place here using their Local Authority Common Application Form (for children who live in the Devon County Council area, this is available at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by requesting a copy of the D-CAF3 from My Devon. Applications should be made up to the national closing date of 31 October – late applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are sent to parents around 1 March.
For admissions at any time after the start of the Year 7, you can apply using the D-CAF, wherever your child lives. Copies are available from My Devon.
If you have any queries about your child joining our school, you can contact the LA for advice or Ms Johnson here in school.
You can view our determined admissions policy for 2016-17 here.
These documents are also available on Devon’s website, along with the Local Authority’s own policies for co-ordinating admissions applications at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements
The Appeals Process
Any parent who is refused admission has the right to an appeal that is independent of the school. We use the Independent Devon Admissions Appeal Panel to handle any appeals being made. For further information, please call My Devon or visit https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals
The Appeals Timetable
We are required to set out the appeals timetable for this round of admissions. This is set out in our admissions policy for 2016-17 and here:
Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Year 7 will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 27 March 2017. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 2017, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged.
For in-year admissions in any academic year, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of being lodged.