New schools in Devon for 2018/19
A new primary school is planned to open in Okehampton for September 2018. This will be St James Church of England Primary School. Applications can be made for this school at School admissions. Further information will be published here and is available from the School Admissions Team. Please call 0345 155 1019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another new primary school is due to open in 2018 to the east of Plymouth: Sherford Vale School. This will be a free school and will have its first normal round of admission for the September 2018 intake.
The published admission number for reception is 30 and there are 15 places available in all other year groups from September. Additional places will be made available at the school as the new community at Sherford grows.
Devon will manage applications for the school with a closing date of 1 May 2018. The first round of places being offered will then be on 8 May. Applications can be made after this date with allocations being made through the summer. Applications for all year groups can be made by downloading, printing and completing the DCAF1 form.
Parents of children living in the Plymouth City Council area should apply to the City Council.
The opening of any new school is subject to statutory processes for planning. Where, for instance, a free school or academy has not had its funding agreement confirmed by the national offer date, offers will be conditional on it being confirmed. If this is the case, we will make an additional offer for another school to make sure no child is without a school place if the opening of any school is delayed. Conditional offers will be confirmed once funding agreements are signed.