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Stowford School

Stowford School

Admissions

Admissions Arrangements

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.

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 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. 

WeST Admissions: 

Westcountry Schools Trust - Admissions (westst.org.uk)

Email: admin@westst.org.uk

Devon contact details:

Phone: 0345 155 1019

Email: admissions@devon.gov.uk

Website information: School admissions - Education and Families (devon.gov.uk) 

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

There is a specific procedure for applications for a place to start in Foundation at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. (Applications are submitted between 15th November and 15th January annually).

Applications for children to be admitted to a vacancy at any time during the school year are called 'in-year' admissions.

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].

Appeals

The appeals process is detailed at https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals.

Primary Foundation Class Appeals

National offer day is 17 April 2023. 

The deadline for lodging appeals is 31 May 2023 (we will aim to hear these appeals within 40 school days of this deadline).

Appeal hearings are scheduled throughout June and July. Appeals not received by the deadline may have to be heard in September.

In-year admission appeals

For in-year admissions into any academic year group, DCC will aim to hear these within 30 school days of being received by the Appeals Office.

For any 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/email: 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.

Stowford School Admissions Policy 2023-2024

This is our determined policy relating to admission arrangements for the current academic year. 

Stowford School Admissions Policy 2024-2025

This policy relates to admission arrangements for next academic year and is a requirement as specified in the School Admissions Arrangements Code of Practice.

Stowford School Admissions Policy 2025-2026

This policy relates to admission arrangements for future intake and is a requirement as specified in the School Admissions Arrangements Code of Practice.  


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