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PARENTS & PUPILS

Admissions

Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01598 710345 or by emailing admin@brayford.devon.sch.uk.

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. You can do this by applying direct to the school. A fresh application must be made for children who are attending our Nursery.

For the Normal Round intake into school, 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

Brayford Academy is a member of TEAM Multi Academy Trust which is the admissions authority, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. 

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/school-appeals

For questions 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 admissions@devon.gov.uk.

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 from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2022

Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 23 May 2022. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 19 April 2022, 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.