- About Us
The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all academies within our Trust.
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 academy, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01803 862357 or by emailing email@example.com For more information you can contact our Admissions Officer by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. These are our determined policies. If you have any comments regarding the policies, you can contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 01803 852357 or by emailing email@example.com. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to email@example.com
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
Learning Academy Partnership (South West) as admissions authority for Dartington C of E Academy must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
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.