Reception or In-year Admissions

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If you are interested in your child joining us, either in our main intake into Reception or at any other time, please do come along and visit us.   If you would like to make an appointment to visit, please contact Ali Brocksom here at the school (01392 445403  ext 222/ abrocksom@stncs.uk). 

If we can make a place available to you then we will. If not, you would have the right to appeal to a panel that is independent of the school and we would place your child’s name on a waiting list for vacancies. 

We have our own admissions policy because we are an Academy school and have responsibility for admissions decisions. Our policy is reviewed every year – we take part in the Council’s annual consultation in December and January and welcome the views of our local community. 

If we have a vacancy then all children are welcome to join us. If we are oversubscribed, we still welcome all children but give priority to particular groups: 

 

2020-21 Oversubscription Criteria 

1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order. 

2. Children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.

3. Children who are Baptised Catholic. 

4. Children who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

5. Children who are members of any other faith.

6. Children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy.

7. Other children.

 

In the event of a tie in any category places will be determined based on 
a. Siblings
b. Straight-line distance from home to school
c. Random ballot
 
 

We only use these oversubscription criteria when we are oversubscribed. For full details of our admission arrangements, please look at our admissions policies.

We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council which help parents to make applications for admission to school. Parents can apply through Devon for in-year admissions and through the local authority where the child lives for the normal round of admissions. We will also ask you to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) with confirmation from a priest or minister to demonstrate that your child should have higher priority on faith or staff grounds. The SIF is included in the policy documents.

If you would like further information, please contact us in school on 01392445403 or Devon’s Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or go to: 
The Admissions Code requires admissions authorities to publish an admissions appeal timetable each year by 28 February.This is published at https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals