Admission arrangements for 2016/17
Co-ordinated admissions schemes (normal round)
- The Devon primary co-ordinated admissions scheme for admissions at the initial intake to reception for primary and infant schools, to year 3 for junior schools and to middle schools.
- The Devon secondary co-ordinated admissions scheme for admissions at the initial intake to year 7 for secondary schools and to studio schools, university technical colleges and high schools.
Co-ordinated admissions scheme (in-year)
- The Devon in-year co-ordinated admissions scheme for admissions to all schools after the normal round of admissions, from the reception year to year 11.
- The Devon Fair Access Protocol for admissions to all schools after the normal round of admissions, from the reception year to year 11, where a place cannot be offered under the in-year scheme.
The in-year scheme and fair access protocol for 2016/17 will be determined in February 2016 and published here by 15 March 2016.
Oversubscription criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools
Where there are more applications for admission to a school than there are available places, oversubscription criteria are used to prioritise applications in a consistent and transparent manner.
The criteria for Devon schools which are their own admission authority can be viewed within their policies.
Normal round admissions oversubscription criteria:
In-year admissions oversubscription criteria:
The in year criteria for 2016/17 will be determined in February 2016 and published here by 15 March 2016.
Many schools in Devon have a linked school, sometimes known as a contributory or a feeder school. Secondary schools may have several linked schools; junior schools will have one linked infant school. Where a school links another in its admission arrangements, there will be admissions priority for children who transfer at the normal round.
Published admission numbers (PANs) and school policies
Each school has a number of places which are available at the normal round of admissions. This is the minimum number of places which will be offered if there are sufficient requests. No request will be refused if there are remaining vacancies. PANs are determined, taking into consideration the level of demand forecast for the school, the available accommodation at the school and sensible and efficient organisation.
The designated (catchment) areas for schools in Devon can be viewed here.