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Welcome to St Michael’s Academy. We are delighted that you are considering joining our school family and we would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to the Learning Academy Partnership. We are really looking forward to working in partnership with you to ensure that your child has the best possible start to their primary education.
If you are interested in your child joining the academy, please contact us to discuss what we have to offer and to arrange a visit if you can;
Telephone: 01803 500971
Please see the Admissions information below for further details of how to apply once the round opens.
Once you decide you would like a place you must make a formal application.
If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 the application round for a Reception place for September 2024 will open from 1st November 2023 until 15th January 2024.
St Michael’s C of E Academy is a brand new primary school for children aged 2-11. The academy opened in September 2021 for nursery and reception children and will continue to grow in size by one Year Group year-on-year, until we have classes in every Year Group, from nursery through to Year 6. Our founding children will have the unique opportunity to be the first cohort to start their outstanding education in our Reception year.
The policies below detail the admission arrangements for our school and should be read in conjunction with the Primary and In Year Co-ordinated Schemes and other agreed policies of Devon Local Authority. All policies and procedures seek to comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code.
How to apply
Most children join our academy 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 to 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 come and talk with us if you are interested in a place in a different year group for any reason.
Part time offer for reception children of non compulsory school age.
We invite parents to visit so that we can discuss the provision on offer to children in our Reception class, how it is tailored to meet the needs of the youngest children, parent concerns, how their needs would be met as they move through the school and school readiness. Children follow the same Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in Reception as in Nursery and Childminder settings. The Early Years is delivered in a way where learning involves lots of play and exploration rather than formal learning at tables and can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual child.
Applications for residents of Torbay are made between 1 November and 15 January for primary schools at;
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 Pupil Services on 01803 208908 or by email to email@example.com
Please also visit other pages on our website, our Twitter and Facebook pages to find out more about our fabulous academy; we work extremely hard to keep everything up to date, sharing all of the fabulous learning that takes place each term.
The Learning Academy Partnership is the admissions authority for all our academies within the Trust. 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 2022 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 Torbay Council by using the forms available at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions
The appeals process is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-appeals
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.
School Admissions Policy 2025-26
The proposed 2025 -26 admissions policy will be open for comment during a public consultation period between 1 November 2023 and 6 January 2024 at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed changes from the policy for 2025-2026 are highlighted in blue text.
The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2024.