Admissions

If you are considering a place for your child here, we would be pleased to meet you and talk about what we have to offer. If you would like to arrange a visit, please do get in touch with us by phone, email or letter.

Although we are our own admissions authority and are responsible for setting our admissions policy and making decisions when an application is made to join us, we use the services of Devon County Council’s Admissions Service to manage applications on our behalf. For further information or advice about the admissions process, parents can call My Devon on 0345 155 1019 or visit www.devon.gov.uk/admissions.

Parents can apply for a Reception intake place here using their Local Authority Common Application Form (for children who live in the Devon County Council area, this is available at: www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by requesting a copy of the D-CAF1  from My Devon. Applications should be made up to the national closing date of 15 January  – late applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are sent to parents around 16 April.

For admissions at any time after the start of the Reception year, you can apply using the D-CAF, wherever your child lives. Copies are available from My Devon.

If you have any queries about your child joining our school, you can contact the LA for advice or our School Office.

 

Admissions Policies

Tipton St John Admissions Policy 2023 – 2024 Approved

Tipton St John Admissions Policy 2022 – 2023 Approved 

Variation to admissions criteria 2021

Tipton St John Admissions policy 2021 2022 Approved

These documents are also available on Devon’s website, along with the Local Authority’s own policies for co-ordinating admissions applications at: https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/arrangements-and-policies 

Parents may also be interested in the County’s map of school catchment areas.

Tipton St John Church of England (VA) Primary School is in the catchment for The Kings Secondary School.  This is the secondary school where the vast majority of the pupils transfer to at the end of year 6.

The Appeals Process

Any parent who is refused admission has the right to an appeal that is independent of the school. We use the Independent Devon Admissions Appeal Panel to handle any appeals being made. For further information, please call My Devon or visit: https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals

When are appeals held?
Appeal hearings are held during the working day. They are not held at weekends, in the evening or during the school holidays.
Generally, we cannot accommodate working patterns and therefore you may need to book time off work. If you know that you cannot attend an appeal on certain dates (for example, you are on holiday) please include this information on the appeal form. If possible, we will try to avoid hearing your appeal on these dates.
Appeal hearings may be held remotely (by video or telephone call), at the Council offices on Topsham Road in Exeter or at other external venues.
You will receive written notification of the date, time and arrangements for your hearing no later than 10 school days before the hearing. The notification will include the school’s submission and a deadline for the submission of any further evidence you may wish to provide other than that already included with your initial appeal form.
2022

Allocation date for the normal round Reception / Year 3 intake: Tuesday 19 April 2022

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 29 July 2022

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 29 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.

2023

Allocation date for the normal round Reception / Year 3 intake: Monday 17 April 2023

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Wednesday 31 May 2023

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 28 July 2023

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 28 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.

 
Appeals timetable for in-year admission
For in-year admissions into any academic year group, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of being received by the appeals office.