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PARENTS & PUPILS

Admissions

Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01884 860518 or by emailing admin@witheridge.devon.sch.uk.

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in Reception, or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application through the DCC Admissions website: Apply for a Primary Placement

For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called 'In-Year' Admissions.

The Local Authority

Witheridge C of E Academy is a member of TEAM Multi Academy Trust which is the admissions authority, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. 

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissions

The appeals process is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-appeals

For questions about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to admissions@devon.gov.uk.

Our Admissions Policies

You can find our admissions policies below - we review the school policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the school and our community.

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in school from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

School Admissions Policy 2025-26

See the policy below.  This will be open for comment during a public consultation for all policies in Devon between 1 November 2023 and 12 January 2024 at www.devon.gov.uk/admissioarrangements  If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.    

Proposed changes from the policy for 2025-26 are highlighted in red text.  

The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2024. 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024 

The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.

Normal round intake:

Allocation date for Reception or junior school Year 3: Tuesday 16 April 2024

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Friday 31 May 2024

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 26 July 2024

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 26 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.