Trinity Primary and Nursery School is a Church of England voluntary aided ("VA") maintained school. As such, the admissions authority for the school is the governing body.
The school is a community school in the widest sense; it is open, welcoming and nurturing to pupils of all faiths and no faith. Faith will play no part on the admissions process, even if the school is oversubscribed. Our Admissions Policy (see below towards the bottom of this page) sets out how we will consider applications including the criteria for selection and over subscription.
The school follows the admissions procedures set by Devon County Council, and you must apply via the Devon County Council admissions procedures.
Reception entry only (known as 'normal round entry' admissions) normally opens in November and closes mid January. You can select three schools and will normally find out which school you have been allocated in April.
To join the school after reception (even at the beginning of the school year), you should follow the 'in year' admissions guidance from Devon County Council. However, please note that for the 2020-21 school year, the school will only operate reception to year 3 classes.
Applying for a place in Reception - September 2021
If your child was born between 01st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you would have needed to apply for their school place before 15th January 2021. You cannot apply online after the closing date. To apply after this time please contact us on 0345 155 1019
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. In normal circumstances we would be holding open days, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic this is not currently being advised.
**Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to facilitate tours at present**
The Local Authority
Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and it's 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 your child joining the school or just 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
School admissions policy 2022-23
We have consulted on the admissions policy between 1 November 2020 and 8 January 2021. If you have any comments regarding the policy we propose, you can contact us at the school or email@example.com.
After the consultation, we determined the policy at a meeting held on 10th February 2021.
Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.
The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2020
The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 apply to appeals that are submitted by parents on or before 31 January 2021. They amend the timescales and processes referred to in our admissions arrangements.
Appeals will not be heard at a face to face meeting. They will be heard by remote access – by video or telephone conference. Where it is not possible for a parent to take part by remote access, the appeal panel may make its decision based on the written information that is submitted.
A new deadline for appeals will be at least 28 calendar days from the date of the refusal to admit. Appeals will be heard as soon as possible after they are submitted with parents given at least 14 days’ written notice of an appeal hearing. Parents may not submit additional evidence on the day of the appeal.
The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021
Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Foundation will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2021. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, 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.