Come and Visit
If you are interested in your child attending Stowford School, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You will have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Mrs Sue Williams, and tour the school, with time to ask any questions and find out all about our lovely school.
Please use the Contact Us tab for admissions enquiries or to request a visit to the school. You can also arrange a visit by telephoning 01752 894163 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Senior Administrator (Mrs Karen Kingscott) or any member of the office team will be happy to discuss admission arrangements with you.
The admission arrangements detailed on this webpage apply to Stowford School. Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) 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.
Applying to come here
Once you decide you would like a place in Foundation or at any other time after this ('In Year' admissions), you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not direct to the school. Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms
[Note: applications for Nursery places are made directly to the school. Please see further information on our Nursery page.]
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
For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Foundation 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 appeals process is detailed at https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals and also see the document below for details of the process in 2021 and 2022.
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 (01752 894163) or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stowford School 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 Foundation through to Year 6.
School Admissions Policy 2021-22
This is our determined policy relating to admission arrangements for the current academic year.
- 2021 admissions policy.pdf or download the document below
School Admissions Policy 2022-23
This policy relates to admission arrangements for next academic year and is a requirement as specified in the School Admissions Arrangements Code of Practice.
- 2022 admissions policy.pdf or download the document below
School Admissions Policy 2023-24
This policy relates to admission arrangements for future intake and is a requirement as specified in the School Admissions Arrangements Code of Practice.
- 2023 admissions policy.pdf or download the document below