Old Priory Junior Academy

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If you are interested in your child joining the school, please contact us to discuss what we have to offer and to arrange a visit if you can:

 

old.admin@stcmat.org

01752 338199

 

Once you decide you would like a place you must make a formal application.

 

How to apply

Most children join our school at the normal round, the main intake into school from the start of September in Reception. As a parent, you can apply for a place with the Local Authority.

 

There are different options for parents of children starting school in Reception. This includes part-time education and deferring or delaying admission until later in the Reception year or, for children with birthdays in the summer term, to the following September. Come and talk to us if you are considering this. Do also contact us if you are interested in a place in a different year group for any reason.

 

Applications for residents of Plymouth are made between 15 November and 15 January for primary schools at www.new.plymouth.gov.uk/apply-school-place

 

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 Plymouth School Admissions Service on 01752 307469 or by email to primary.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk

 

If you are interested in your child joining the school in-year (once the academic year has started), you can apply for a place through Plymouth City County Council at www.new.plymouth.gov.uk/apply-school-place

 

There is a right of appeal and to a place on a waiting list for places where an application is refused.

 

Admission Arrangements

St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust is the admissions authority for our school. It has responsibility for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year, and they will be published on this page when they are proposed for consultation and after they have been determined annually. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code 2021 and School Admissions Appeals Code 2022.

 

The Local Authority

We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council. 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 at www.new.plymouth.gov.uk/apply-school-place The appeals process is detailed at www.new.plymouth.gov.uk/appeal-school-place

 

Our 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.

 

School admissions policy 2022-23

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

The following amendments were made in August 2021 to the determined policy for 2022-23 to comply with the revised School Admissions Code 2021: priority for children adopted from state care outside England was added to oversubscription criterion 1; wording added to reflect that decisions on in-year admissions must be sent to a parent within 15 school days; provision added for Hard to Place children; advice added regarding applications for overseas children.

 

School admissions policy 2023-24

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

 

School admissions policy 2024-25

See the policy below. This will be open for comment during a public consultation for all policies in Devon between 1 November 2022 and 6 January 2023

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

Proposed changes from the policy for 2023 are highlighted in red text.

The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2023.

 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2023

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2023. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 17 April 2023, 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.

 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2024. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2024, 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.

2022-23 Admissions Policy

2023-24 Admissions Policy

2024-25 Proposed Admissions Policy

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Love In All We Do

Mission Statement

Collaboration, Individuality, Resilience, Ambition, Respect, Honesty

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