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St Michael's CofE Primary Academy is responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission to the school.  Applications are, however, made through Devon County Council who also hold the school waiting list.  Our admission arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code.  Information on how to apply for a place at St Michael’s for your children is available at .  Devon policies are available at


Children are offered places to start in Foundation 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.


You can find our admissions policies below - we review and consult on them annually and may make changes for  future years if we feel this would be in the best interest of the Academy and our community.


If you are interested in your child attending St Michael's, you are welcome to come in and visit us.  We have several open day tours every November prior to the Reception admissions process beginning.  We also have a number of tour dates booked in throughout the year and are always willing to arrange visits where possible, at other times.  Please call 01392 256669 ext 201 or email



Admissions 2018-19

This policy was determined by the Admissions Authority - St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust - in February 2017 following a consultation between 1 November 2016 and 13th December 2016 hosted by Devon County Council at It will be reviewed annually. The proposed policy is submitted to the Diocese for consultation annually, amended according to their recommendation and then submitted annually to the LA for consultation at

Admissions 2017-18

This policy was determined by the Admissions Authority - St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust - on 25th February 2016 following a consultation between 1 December 2015 and 31st January 2016 hosted by Devon County Council at  It will be reviewed annually.  The proposed policy is submitted to the Diocese for consultation annually, amended according to their recommendation and then submitted annually to the LA for consultation at 

Supplementary Information

Please complete this form if you are wishing to apply for a church place for your child .


If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have a statutory right of appeal to an Appeals Panel which is independent of the school. If you have not been sent appeal papers with the decision letter refusing your application for admission, you can request a form from the School Admissions Team. You then have 20 school days to return the papers, together with any supporting evidence you wish to include. You do not have to wait for this period of time before submission.

Any appeal for a place here may be subject to Key Stage One or Infant Class Size Legislation; a more limited form of appeal. This is the legal maximum number of children allowed in a Key Stage One class with one qualified teacher. There are very limited exceptions which would allow a school to exceed 30 children in a Key Stage One class.

The Clerk to the Appeals Panel will give you at least 10 days’ notice of the date when your appeal will be heard. You will also be told when you should submit any further information you would like to be considered. You will receive evidence on behalf of the school before the appeal hearing.

After appeals are heard, decision letters should be sent within five school days; you will be able to find out the outcome by telephone before then.

Primary admissions round (year R) – Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2018. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2018, 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.

Late applications – the panel will try to include late appeals with the appeals that have been lodged on time. If this is not possible the aim is to hear them within 30 school days of receiving your appeal.

In-year admissions – will be heard within 30 school days of your appeal being received.

Additional evidence – if you have further evidence to submit after you have lodged your appeal, this should be no later than five days before the date of the appeal. After this date and including the day of the appeal, no new evidence can be accepted unless you can show that you were unable to submit it earlier.

Decision – normally a letter will be sent with the Panel’s decision and the reasons for it within five school days of the appeal. Alternatively you can call the Panel to find out their decision after 9.30am the next working day after the appeal.


For further information on appeals, please contact


START DATES for Reception – September 2017



The rationale behind our induction procedures are based firmly in the understanding that children need to feel settled, safe and happy to be able to develop as learners.  Parents also deserve the very best of our attention at all times but especially in the first few weeks of what can be an emotional time when very young children first start school.




Please note – group number is the same as the group number on your transition group letter.



Week 1 (Weds 6th – Fri 8th Sept)



Group 1


9am – 12pm



Group 2


1.00pm – 3.15pm





Week 2 (Mon 11th – Fri 15th Sept)



Group 1


9am – 1.00pm ( including lunch)


Group 2


9am – 12pm





Week 3 (Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Sept)



Group 1


9am – 3.15pm



Group 2


9am – 1.00pm ( including lunch)




Week 4 (Mon 25th – Fri 29th Sept)


            All in full time!