Bassetts Farm Primary School

A love of learning for life

St John’s Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4GB

01395 275968

admin@bassetts-farm.devon.sch.uk

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.

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

Admissions information

www.devon.gov.uk/admissions

Devon’s admissions policies

www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements

Online applications in Devon

www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

More on the appeals timetable

www.devon.gov.uk/admissionappeals

Consultation on our Admissions policy for 2022-23

 

Below you will see a link to our proposed admissions policy for 2022-23. We are consulting on this between 1 November and 8 January and invite any parent or other person with an interest in our admission arrangements to read the policy and make any comments you wish. You will see where there are changes, the text is in red – either something we propose to add or, if it has a line through it, something we propose to remove.

 

One of the proposals is to add children who have been adopted from state care outside of England to our oversubscription criterion 1. This is in anticipation that the Department for Education will require this change for all schools as it has just consulted on changes to the School Admissions Code. It is possible that the Department’s timescales may mean that the Code is not amended before the end of February, when we have to formally set our policy. If that is the case, we may have to determine our policy without that change and then alter it later in spring or summer. We are bringing it to your attention though as a change in policy that we expect to have to introduce.

 

Other than changes in red and dates moving forward a year, the way our policy will work is the same as in the previous year, 2021-22 which you can also see below.

 

If you have any comments, you can make them to Devon County Council which is co-ordinating the consultation. Further information is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. You will be able to view the proposed policies for all state-funded schools in Devon and the Local Authorities policies there too.

 

The consultation ends on 8 January and all policies must be determined by 28 February and published in the same places by 15 March.