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Admissions Policies

The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all academies within our Trust.


Current Policies

The policies below detail the admission arrangements for our academy and should be read in conjunction with the Primary and In Year Co-ordinated Schemes and other agreed policies of Devon Local Authority. All policies and procedures seek to comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code.

There will be 12 reception places available in September 2021.


Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our academy, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01626 572971 or by emailing admissions@lapsw.org. Our Admissions Officer will be able to discuss admissions with you.


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, which can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline.

For the Normal Round intake into our academy, 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

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/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals


For questions about your child joining the Academy or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy direct on 01626 248797  or by email at admissions@lapsw.org 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 academy policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the academy and our community.

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


School admissions policy 2021-22

This is our determined policy. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact admissions@lapsw.org or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.


School admissions policy 2022-23

School admissions policy 2023-24


The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2022

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.

Allocation date for the normal round Reception intake: Tuesday 19 April 2022

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 29 July 2022

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 29 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.