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.
How to apply
Most children join our school at the normal round, the main intake into school from the start of September in Reception. As a parent, you can apply for a place to the Local Authority.
Do come and talk with us if you are interested in a place in a different year group for any reason.
Applications for residents of Devon are made between 15 November and 15 January for primary schools at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline.
If your child lives in another LA, including Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay you should apply through that council. The closing dates are the same nationally.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Devon publishes guides to the admissions process: the Step by Step Guide and the In-Year Guide at http://devon.cc/prospectus
If you are interested in your child joining the school in-year (once the academic year has started), you can apply for a place through Devon County Council at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline
Devon’s Annual Consultation on School Admission Arrangements
|Devon LA consultation ends||6 January 2023|
|Admission arrangements to be determined||by 28 February 2023|
|Admission arrangements to be published||15 March 2023|
|Deadline for formal objections to the School Adjudicator||15 May 2023|
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
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.