"I was so impressed when I came for a tour of the school that my child started the next day."

Apply for a Reception place

If your child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018  the application round for a Reception place for September 2022 will open from 1st November 2021 until 15th January 2022.


If you would like to book a tour, or find out more about applying for a Reception place please contact us:

Telephone: 01803 500971
Email: stmichaels@lapsw.org

Please see the Admissions information below for further details of how to apply once the round opens.

The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all schools within our Trust.


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.

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application, which can be made online at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions

For the Normal Round intake into our academy, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called ‘In-Year’ Admissions.

The Local Authority

Torbay Council publishes information about admissions admissions, application and appeals process. This is at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions/

The appeals process is detailed at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions/admissions-appeals/

For questions about your child joining our school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct on 01803 500971 or by email stmichaels@lapsw.org

You can also contact  Torbay Pupil Services pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk  or telephone 01803 208908.

Our Admissions Policies

You can find our admissions policies below – we review the academy policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the academy and our community.

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in our academy from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

These are our determined policies. If you have any comments regarding the policies, you can contact admissions@lapsw.org or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.


Admissions Appeals Timetable 2022

Learning Academy Partnership (South West) as admissions authority for St Michael’s C of E Academy must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:

  1. For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 15 May 2022.
  2. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 19 April 2022, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged.
  3. For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.