Admissions

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 50 reception places available in September 2020.

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 01803 852357 or by emailing admin@dartingtonprimary.org.

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 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

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is available 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 our school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct on 01803 852357 or by emailing admin@dartingtonprimary.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 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 our school from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

 

School admissions policy 2020-21

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

School admissions policy 2021-22

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

School admissions policy 2022-23

We will consult on an admissions policy between 1 November 2020 and 8 January 2021. If you have any comments regarding the policy we propose, you can contact us at admin@dartingtonprimary.org or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

After the consultation, we will determine the policy at a meeting of the admissions authority held before the end of February 2021.

Once determined, the 2022 / 23 policy will be updated by 15 March 2021.

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2020

The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 apply to appeals that are submitted by parents on or before 31 January 2021. They amend the timescales and processes referred to in our admissions arrangements.

Appeals will not be heard at a face to face meeting. They will be heard by remote access – by video or telephone conference. Where it is not possible for a parent to take part by remote access, the appeal panel may make its decision based on the written information that is submitted.

A new deadline for appeals will be at least 28 calendar days from the date of the refusal to admit. Appeals will be heard as soon as possible after they are submitted with parents given at least 14 days’ written notice of an appeal hearing. Parents may not submit additional evidence on the day of the appeal.

Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021

Appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:

  1. For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2021.
  2. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged.
  3. For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.