Admissions

We are a voluntary controlled school. Devon County Council 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. We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.

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 01271 342977 or by emailing admingoodleigh@goodilf.org.uk. We will be able to discuss admission 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. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not direct to the school. 

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

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

Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms

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 school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct on 01271 342977 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 Six.

School admissions policy 2021-2022

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

2021 admissions policy
2021 Exceptional Needs Supplementary Information Form

School admissions policy 2022-23
This is our determined policy. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

2022 admissions policy
2022 Exceptional Needs Supplementary Information Form

School admissions policy 2023-24

We will consult on an admissions policy between 1 November 2021 and 8 January 2022. If you have any comments regarding the policy we propose, you can contact us at the school 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 2022.
Once determined, the policy will be updated by 15 March 2022.  Following this date objections can be made up to 15 May 2022 to the Office of the Schools’ Adjudicator.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2022

The government has issued new legislation and Regulations around how school admission appeals will now be conducted, called the School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

Part of the new Regulations disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either by video conference, telephone or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.

The Regulations also stipulate that appeals cannot be delayed or postponed until they can be heard face-to-face. As a result, Devon’s Independent Appeals Panel Service will continue to offer appeals via video conferencing facilities.

Full details and additional guidance leaflets for parents can be found on the How to appeal section of the guide to school admission appeals.

 

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