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Parents are always welcome to visit the school, but admissions are handled centrally by Devon County Council for September Reception admission.  The school can make decisions about ‘In Year’ Admissions where we have places available, paperwork would still need completing via Devon County Council. Information on how to apply for a place at St Michael’s for your children is available at www.devon.gov.uk/admissions .  Devon policies are available at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements

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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. 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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements.

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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements.  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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. 

Admissions 2016-17

2016-17 Policy version - This policy was determined by the school on 26th March 2015 following a consultation between 1 January and 28 February 2015 hosted by Devon County Council at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements.  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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. The policy was amended in August 2015 by Devon County Council to insert the new DfE preferred wording for the criterion for Children in Care/Looked After Children.  Updated definitions were added in to the glossary, references to the First and Next Step Booklet and references of acceptable evidence where home address is queried.  All amendments were made by Devon County Council at the suggestion of the DfE.

Admissions 2015-16

2015-16 Policy version – This policy was determined by the school on 20th March 2014 following a consultation between 1 January and 28 February 2014 hosted by Devon County Council at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. 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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements.  Wording was added in June 2014 to make provision for the phasing out of Statements of SEN, to be replaced by Education, Health and Care Plans under the Children and Families Act 2014 and to remove a limitation for eligibility as children formerly in Care to only those adopted after 31 December 2005.  Wording was changed in February 2015 in response to an amendment to the School Admissions Code – replacement of residence orders by child arrangement orders as this affects the definition of children formerly in Care.

Supplementary Information

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

Appeals

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 15 May 2017. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 18 April 2017, 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 https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place/school-appeals

 

START DATES for Reception – September 2016

 

Rationale

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.

 

Procedures

 

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

                                   

 

Week 1 (Mon 5th – Fri 9th Sept)

 

 

Group 1

 

9am – 12pm

 

Group 2

 

1.00pm – 3.15pm

 

 

 

 

Week 2 (Mon 12th – Fri 16th Sept)

 

 

Group 1

 

9am – 1.00pm ( including lunch)

 

Group 2

 

9am – 12pm

 

           

 

Week 3 (Mon 19th – Fri 23rd Sept)

 

 

Group 1

 

9am – 3.15pm

 

 

Group 2

 

9am – 1.00pm ( including lunch)

 

     

Week 4 (Mon 26th – Fri 30th Sept)

 

All in full time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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