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Lapford Community Primary School

Lapford Community Primary School, Eastington Road, Lapford, Devon, EX17 6QE

Admissions - Join Us!

We are always delighted to hear from anyone who would like to find out more about our school  – please give us a call on 01363 83292 or email admin@lapford-primary.devon.sch.uk and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

2021 Admissions - Key Dates

Admissions for all schools are via Devon County Council's School Admissions service, please visit here for more information on how to apply.

Admission to Primary School starting September 2021

The application system to apply for new reception places at primary school is now open and can be accessed here. The closing date is 15th January each year. Applications made after this date will be considered as 'late'. Please visit the DCC 'Late Applicants’ link here for more information.
Your child’s offer of a school place will be emailed to you on Friday 16th April 2021. Please make sure your email address is kept up to date.

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.

Please click here to view the 2022-23 proposed admissions policy for Lapford Primary School.