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Stowford School

Stowford School

Admissions

Come and Visit

If you are interested in your child attending Stowford School, you are welcome to come in and visit us. 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 admin@stowford.devon.sch.uk. The Senior Administrator (Mrs Karen Kingscott) or any member of the office team will be happy to discuss admission arrangements with you.

STOWFORD SCHOOL is a member of the WESTCOUNTRY SCHOOLS TRUST which 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 direct 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.

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

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 2020 and 2021.

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 or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to admissions@devon.gov.uk.

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 2019-20

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.    

School Admissions Policy 2020-21

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.  

School Admissions Policy 2021-22

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.  

 Objections can be made up to 15 May 2020 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

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 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 2021.

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

 Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.


All school admissions policies can be viewed here: to http://devon.cc/schoolpolicy