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

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: 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

2023 Tipton St John admissions policy DRAFT – Under Consultation

Tipton St John Admissions Policy 2022 – 2023 Approved 

Variation to admissions criteria 2021

Tipton St John Admissions policy 2021 2022 Approved

Tipton St John admissions policy 2020 – 2021 Approved

Tipton St John Admissions policy 2019 -2020 Approved



These documents are also available on Devon’s website, along with the Local Authority’s own policies for co-ordinating admissions applications at: 

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:


The Appeals Timetable

Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception will be heard within 40 school days
of the deadline for lodging appeals. Where the application was not made in time for a
decision to be made on the national offer date, they will be heard within that 40 day period
or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged. In-year admission
appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.