Abbey Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JU

01271 342579

admin@piltoninfants.school

Pilton Infants' School

Learning For Life

Admissions

Come and visit us

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

You can contact the school office on 01271 342579 or email - admin@piltoninfants.school

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

 

How to apply

Most children join our school from the start of September in Reception. As a parent you apply to the Local Authority for a place.

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.

 

Applications for residents of Devon are made between 15th November and 15th January for primary schools at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

 

If your child lives in another LA, including Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay you should apply through that council. The closing dates are the same nationally.

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 Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to admissions@devon.gov.uk Devon publishes guides to the admissions process: the Step by Step Guide and the In-Year Guide at http://devon.cc/prospectus

 

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 from the start of Reception.

 

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. 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2023. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 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.  

For Post 16, appeals will be heard within the same 40-day period; where a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results. 

 

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. 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2024. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 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.  

For Post 16, appeals will be heard within the same 40-day period; where a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results.

 

Pilton Infants' School Admissions Policy 2022-23 Determined

Pilton Infants' School Admissions Policy 2023-34 Determined