Admissions

Come and be part of the St Peter’s community in Budleigh!
We have great learners, enthusiastic parents, supportive community groups and an amazing locality. Our school has high academic standards, superb musical opportunities and a wealth of sports clubs and facilities including our football pitch and on-site swimming pool. All of our current clubs can be seen here

We are very proud of all that we offer to our pupils and their families.

St Peter’s Budleigh has places available for children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 from outside of our catchment area including Exmouth, Otterton and surrounding areas (Reception 2020)

To apply for a place at St Peter’s for Reception 2020, click here

Admission is open now until 15th January 2020

Reception starters 2020 – places available!

We are holding school tours for children starting Reception in 2020 on Wednesday 20th November at 9.30am and on Saturday 7th December at 9.30am.

To book onto the tour please call the school office on 01395 44 31 67

Nursery places – available

At St.Peter’s, our Foundation unit cares for children aged 3-5 years old. We firmly believe that rather than being the receivers, children should be the discoverers of their learning. Our children learn best when they show high levels of energy and fascination so we take our direction from their interests, encouraging them to be curious individuals who can take risks, bounce back and challenge themselves to grow and learn. If our children are highly engaged in activities that are fun, there will be high attainment.

Call our school office on 01395 443167 or have a look at our Facebook page for an idea of all the things we do

To register your interest in nursery, please click here (this is not an application)

Other Year groups

Some of our year groups currently have waiting lists but please contact us to find out more on 01395 443167.

If you would like further help with the admission process please see the Devon Admissions website

Admission into the Reception Class

If you are applying for a place to start with us in September, in our Reception class, please telephone the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.

Admission during the school year

If you require a place for your child to start you should complete your Local Authorities’ application form for ‘in year admission’.  Devon’s form can be found here.  The completed form can be submitted by email to admissions@devon.gov.uk or by post to the School Admissions Service, Room L102, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QG.  It is helpful to our school if you also let us know that you are applying for a place.

You can also contact Devon County Admissions on 0845 155 1019

Catchment Area

Our school’s catchment area can be viewed at online at  www.devon.gov.uk/schoolareamaps.  Our children come from inside and outside our catchment area so if you like our school, apply whether or not you are within catchment.

What happens next?

The Local Authority co-ordinates admissions for primary schools.  If there are fewer applications than places then no application will be refused. If however there are more applications for our school than places, the governing body will prioritise these according to the over subscription criteria as detailed in our Admissions Policy.  The Local Authority will then look at all applications and offer a place on behalf of the school that has spaces that you preferred the most – or at another school if none of the schools you asked for had room.

Supplementary Form

If you wish to make your application on religious grounds, you must complete our supplementary information form (see below).  There are two parts to this;  the first for parents to complete and the second for your vicar / priest / minister / faith leader or church officer to complete. This will establish that your child qualifies for additional priority on faith grounds.

What if an application is refused?

In all cases, a parent who is refused a place here or at any other school has a statutory right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. This will review the decision and will decide whether the refusal was justified. Even if the Appeals Panel agrees that the school was full, it will also consider the impact on the child and family and may still award a place at the school.

We organise our Reception and Key Stage One children into classes of 30. 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. Any appeal for a place here is subject to Key Stage One or Infant Class Size Legislation; a more limited form of appeal.

Waiting lists

We do currently have a waiting list.

A child refused a place will be automatically entered onto a waiting list for vacancies. This will be kept either until a place is available or the parent no longer wishes to stay on the waiting list. Lists are kept in over subscription order and are not affected by the length of time a child has been on the list. A child’s place may rise or fall on the list as places are offered and new applications are made. The waiting list will be administered by the County Admissions Team with a copy being held here at the school.  If you wish to remain on our waiting list, let us know at regular intervals, for example termly.

Our admissions policies

Admissions policies for schools are reviewed every year so that they stay up to date. Below you will see links to our admissions policies.

We are part of the Local Authority’s consultation which is hosted at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements

St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 44316701395 443929

admin@stpeters-budleigh.devon.sch.uk

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