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Admissions - Join Us!

We are always delighted to hear from anyone who would like to find out more about our school – please give us a call on 01363 83292 or email admin@lapford-primary.devon.sch.uk and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

2023 Admissions - Key Dates

Admissions for all schools are via Devon County Council's School Admissions service, please visit here for more information on how to apply.

Admission to Primary School starting September 2023

The closing date is 15th January each year. Applications made after this date will be considered as 'late'. Please visit the DCC 'Late Applicants’ link here for more information.

Admissions Policies

Devon’s annual consultation on School Admission Arrangements 2024/2025 is now running and will close on Friday 6 January 2023.
Details of the consultation are at Admissions, transport and relevant areas consultation – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk)
Responses must be submitted either by email to schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk or in writing to School Admissions and Transport Consultation, Devon County Council, Room L60, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QG by Friday 6 January 2023. All responses will be shared with schools and considered. A report will be presented to Devon County Council’s Cabinet meeting on Friday 10 February 2023 for determination including the individual admission policies for community and voluntary controlled schools.
The key dates for the consultation are -

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

The consultation includes the co-ordinated admissions schemes for the LA, the education transport policy and relevant areas for admissions purposes.
It also includes the individual school policies for all state-funded, mainstream schools within Devon and the academies in neighbouring LA areas listed below.
There are proposed changes to the boundaries of many schools across the county of Devon for 2024-25. Maps can be viewed at https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-designated-areas/
A list of all schools with proposed Published Admission Numbers and the changes to policy that are proposed is at 2024 List of schools for consultation.xlsx
A list of the residential properties that may either a) move from one catchment area to another or b) have a catchment area confirmed where the boundary currently runs through the property was previously shared in September. It is at this link 2024 Proposed map amendments.xlsx

School Appeals

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on school admission appeals

The government has issued new legislation and Regulations around how school admission appeals will now be conducted, called the School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.
Part of the new Regulations disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either by video conference, telephone or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.
The Regulations also stipulate that appeals cannot be delayed or postponed until they can be heard face-to-face. As a result, Devon’s Independent Appeals Panel Service will continue to offer appeals via video conferencing facilities.
Full details and additional guidance leaflets for parents can be found on the How to appeal section of the guide to school admission appeals.
For more information please visit Devon County Council's School Appeals page here.