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Admissions Arrangements



Our school caters for children aged between four and eleven years.


Statutory school age commences in the term following the child’s fifth birthday, under the regulations of the Department for Education and Skills.   It is the policy of this school for children whose fifth birthday falls between 1 September and 31 August of the following year to be admitted at the start of the Autumn term.


The school has a planned admission number of 15 in each year group, resulting in a maximum school population of 105 pupils. There are strict admission criteria by which the school must abide, which are available from the School Office. Parents who wish to visit the school prior to application for a place are welcome to do so. Please make an appointment with the Headteacher.


How parents and carers apply in-year for a place

Parents and carers apply for school places in-year through Torbay admissions https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions/in-year/ 


When we receive an application for an in-year admission, we convene a meeting of our Governors admissions panel as soon as possible (always within 10 working days). We notify Torbay admissions of the outcome (always within 15 days) who then inform parents and carers of whether a place is able to be offered. 

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School Motto

"Rising to our best"


‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (Mark 12 v:30 – 31)

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