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If you are considering applying for a place here, we welcome visits from parents and children, this is a great opportunity for you to see what we have to offer. 

 

If you would like to arrange a tour, please email us on admin@berealston.devon.sch.uk or alternatively please call 01822 840410

 

We aim to make the transition from home to school as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Parents are legally required to apply to the Local Authority. This can be done online. Please click on the link below to access the document.

If you cannot apply online, you can get a copy of the First Step Booklet by calling the Education Helpline on 0845 155 1019

Our Admissions policies:

 

The Admissions policies for pupils' admissions during the academic years 2022-23 and 2023-24 can be found below. They include a timetable for appeals.

The following amendments were made in August 2021 to the determined policy for 2022-23 to comply with the revised School Admissions Code 2021: priority for children adopted from state care outside England was added to oversubscription criterion 1; wording added to reflect that decisions on in-year admissions must be sent to a parent within 15 school days; provision added for Hard to Place children; advice added regarding applications for overseas children.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2023 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2023. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 17 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. 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2023. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 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.  

School admissions policy 2024-25 

See the policy below.  This will be open for comment during a public consultation for all policies in Devon between 1 November 2022 and 6 January 2023 at www.devon.gov.uk/admissioarrangements  If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.    

Proposed changes from the policy for 2023 are highlighted in red text.  

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 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 2024, 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. 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2024. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 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.  

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