Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed


School Admissions

Devon County Council is the admissions authority for our school, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions when there is an application for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. Policies are written to comply with the School Admissions Code 2021 and the School Admissions Appeals Code 2022. We take part in the normal round and the in-year co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.

Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come            and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01395  263961 or by emailing marpooladmin@eefederation.co.uk. Mrs Lisa Copsey will be able to discuss admission with you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For Nursery admissions, please click here.

Applying for a Marpool school place

Once you decide you would like a place in Reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority (not direct with the school). A fresh application must be made for children who are attending our Nursery. Applications for Nursery places are made direct to the school. Please see further information on our Nursery Admissions page.

For the normal round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception 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.

 The Local Authority

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissions

 Applications can be made online or by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms

 There is an appeals process if an application is refused; this is detailed on the Devon County Council website.

 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 admissions@devon.gov.uk.

 Admissions Policies

You can find our admissions policies below - we review the school policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the school and our community.

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in school from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

These are our determined policies. If you have any comments regarding these policies, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

 

School admissions policy 2023-24

 

This is our determined policy. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

You can view the policy here:
2023 Marpool Admissions Policy

 

School admissions policy 2024-25

 

This is our determined policy. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

You can view the policy here:
2024 Marpool Admissions Policy

 

School admissions policy 2025-26

 

We will consult on an admissions policy between 1 November 2023 and 12 January 2024. If you have any comments regarding the policy we propose, you can contact us at school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

You can view the policy here:
2025 Marpool Admissions Policy

 

After the consultation, we will determine the policy at a meeting of the admissions authority held before the end of February 2024. Once determined, the policy will be updated by 15 March 2024.

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2024 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024 

 

The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.

Allocation date for the normal round Reception intake: 16 April 2024

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: 31 May 2024

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: 26 July 2024

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 26 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal from being submitted.

In-year appeals can be submitted after a refusal. They will be heard within 30 school days of an appeal being submitted.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2025 

 

The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.

Allocation date for the normal round Reception intake: 16 April 2025

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: 31 May 2025

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: 25 July 2025

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 25 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal from being submitted.

In-year appeals can be submitted after a refusal. They will be heard within 30 school days of an appeal being submitted.