Admissions

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Nursery Admissions

Applications to our Nursery are not coordinated centrally by Plymouth City Council Admissions Services. If you would like to apply for a place in our school nursery, parents will need to apply directly to the school office (details below)

School Admissions

If you are interested in your child joining the school, please contact us to discuss what we have to offer and to arrange a visit if you can.

01752 705130

Once you decide you would like a place you must make a formal application.

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 with the Local Authority.

There are different options for parents of children starting school in Reception. This includes part-time education and deferring or delaying admission until later in the Reception year or, for children with birthdays in the summer term, to the following September. Come and talk to us if you are considering this. Do also contact us if you are interested in a place in a different year group for any reason.

Applications for residents of Plymouth are made between 15 November and 15 January for primary schools at

Plymouth Admissions

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 Plymouth School Admissions Service on 01752 307469 or by email to primary.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk

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 Plymouth City County Council

There is a right of appeal and to a place on a waiting list for places where an application is refused.

Admission Arrangements

St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust is the admissions authority for our school. It has responsibility for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year, and they will be published on this page when they are proposed for consultation and after they have been determined annually. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code 2021 and School Admissions Appeals Code 2022.

The Local Authority

We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council. Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process which can be found here:

www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsApplications can be made online here

Appeals Process

Our 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.

School Admissions Policy 2023-24

2023 Determined Admissions Policy

School Admissions Policy 2024-25

2024 Determined Admissions Policy

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2024. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2023, 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.

Draft School Admissions Policy 2025-26

This draft policy will be open for comment during a public consultation for all policies in Devon between 1 November 2023 and 6 January 2024.  Proposed changes are highlighted in red text.

2025 Draft Admissions Policy

The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2023.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2025

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2025. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2025, 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.

If you have any comments regarding any of our admissions policies, you can contact us at the school or contact: