Devon County Council’s Admissions web site.

Bassetts Farm Admissions Policy 2018 here

Appeals Procedure here


If  you  are interested in your child joining us, either in our main intake into or at any other time, please do come along and visit us.   If you would like to make an appointment to visit, please contact us here at the school.

If we can make a place available to you then we will. If not, you would have the right to appeal to a panel that is independent of the school and we would place your child’s name on a waiting list for vacancies.                             

We have our own admissions policy because we are a Foundation school and have responsibility for admissions decisions, although Devon Admissions Process this for us. Our policy is reviewed every year - we take part in the Council’s annual consultation in December and January and welcome the views of our local community.

If we have a vacancy then all children are welcome to join us. If we are oversubscribed, we still welcome all children but give priority to particular groups: children who are looked after by the local authority, children with an exceptional need to come to our school, children who live in our catchment and children with siblings already here. We only use these oversubscription criteria when we are oversubscribed. For full details of our admission arrangements, please look at our admissions policies.

We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council which help parents to make applications for admission to school. Parents can apply through Devon for in-year admissions and through the local authority where the child lives for the normal round of admissions.

Please note that wording was added to our policies in June 2014 to make provision for the phasing out of Statements of Special Educational Needs, to be replaced by Education, Health and Care Plans under the Children and Families Act 2014 and to remove a limitation to eligibility as children formerly in Care to only those adopted after 31 December 2005.

Wording was amended in February 2015 to reflect the change from residency orders to child arrangements orders.

Dates & Times available for prospective parents of Sept 2020 intake to look around


24/9/19                9.30am                 10.30am               1.30pm

14/10/19              9.40am                 10.45am               1.30pm

13/11/19              9.30am                 4pm


Please phone to book an appointment.


If you would like further information, please contact us in school on 01395 275968 or go to: 

Admissions information

Devon’s admissions policies

Online applications in Devon

More on the appeals timetable