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The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all academies within our Trust.
The policies below detail the admission arrangements for our academy 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. There will be 60 places available in September 2020.
Come and visit us
If you are interested in your child attending our academy, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01803 293040 or by emailing email@example.com. Our Admissions Officer will be able to discuss admissions with you.
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/in-year/or by using the school application form below.
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, 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 the academy or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy direct on 01803 293040 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Torbay Pupil Services email@example.com , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
School admissions policy 2022-23
We will consult on an admissions policy between 1 November 2020 and 8 January 2021. If you have any comments regarding the policy we propose, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
After the consultation, we will determine the policy at a meeting of the admissions authority held before the end of February 2021. Once determined, the 2022 / 23 policy will be updated by 15 March 2021. Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021.
The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2020
The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 apply to appeals that are submitted by parents on or before 31 January 2021. They amend the timescales and processes referred to in our admissions arrangements.
Appeals will not be heard at a face to face meeting. They will be heard by remote access – by video or telephone conference. Where it is not possible for a parent to take part by remote access, the appeal panel may make its decision based on the written information that is submitted.
A new deadline for appeals will be at least 28 calendar days from the date of the refusal to admit. Appeals will be heard as soon as possible after they are submitted with parents given at least 14 days’ written notice of an appeal hearing. Parents may not submit additional evidence on the day of the appeal.
Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021
Learning Academy Partnership (South West) as admissions authority for Ellacombe C of E Academy must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
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.