Admissions

Admissions Policies

The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all academies within our Trust.

Current Policies

The policies below details 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 17 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 01626 365293 or by emailing admissions@lapsw.org. 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 or by using the school application form.

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 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 the Academy or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy direct on 01626 365293 or by email at admissions@lapsw.org 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 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.

 

School admissions policy 2019-20

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

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 admissions@lapsw.org  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 2022 / 23 policy will be updated by 15 March 2021.

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021.

 

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 All Saints Marsh Academy must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:

  1. For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2021.
  2. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged.
  3. For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

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.