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Choosing the right school for your child is a big decision for any family. Whether you are about to send your child to school for the first time, or moving into the area with older children, you are always welcome to come along and have a look round to see what we have to offer.

Applying
Nursery (F1) or Childcare
For application to our Nursery or Childcare provision information can be found in our Admissions Policy for Nursery and Childcare Policy |Admissions Policy|

Reception (F2)
To apply for a place in Reception (F2) please see the document entitled Admissions or ‘Step by Step’ booklet (previously known as The First Step)  which explains the admission arrangements for infant and primary schools and is published by Devon County Council. It is available online and in paper format from The School Admissions Team, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX4 2QG.
Devon's education helpline is 0845 155 1019.
Further information and information leaflets are available online from www.devon.gov.uk/admissions   
In-Year Admissions
A number of our children join the school after the beginning of the Reception year as a result of transferring schools or moving into the area. Parents of such children are encouraged to make an appointment in advance if possible to visit the school. Parents must then apply on a Devon common application form. The same criteria will be used if we need to prioritise applications for a place at the school outside of the normal Reception admissions round. 

Please see the document entitled Admissions or visit the Devon website where a range of information about the application process can be found: www.devon.gov.uk/admissions.
If your child is successful in securing a place they will be welcomed and supported on their transition into school. We also encourage your child to visit our school before they start and offer a taster session.  
Once your child is settled parents are invited in to school to spend some time working with their child on specially planned activities. This serves to welcome families and enables them to become more familiar with our school. It also supports the child in sharing their new beginning with their parents and helps us get to know each other.

School Admissions Online
You can apply from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a place in our new Reception intake - it’s quick and easy to use and there is no risk that your application will be lost in the post. You can apply for an Infant or Primary School place by clicking on www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline . At other times, you can apply on a paper version of the form – for Devon children that is the D-CAF1.
The designated area or catchment area map for our school can be found by following: www.devon.gov.uk/schoolareamaps   

Links-
Contact Angie Freeman 01803 862357 or admin@dartington.devon.sch.uk

|Link: www.devon.gov.uk/admissions | Link: Admissions Information | Link:Admissions Policy for Nursery and Childcare Policy|