Admissions

 
Interested in applying for a place at Stoke Hill?
 
Deciding the right school for your child is a big decision. We want every child at Stoke Hill Federation to be in exactly the very best place for them and their family too, so we encourage you to visit if you can. Contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange a visit. These can be arranged at a mutually convenient time with the head teacher or any one of our senior leaders.
If you cannot make it to school in person why not have a good look around our website?
 
 
 
NURSERY ADMISSIONS

As an exploratory Nursery, adults spend most of their day playing alongside the children. At our recent inspection the Nursery was recognised as ‘outstanding’ and since then it has been getting better and better!
The Nursery places a high emphasis on speaking and listening and offers a friendly and sincere welcome to parents and children. If parents stay around to play for a short while that is fine, usually around 9.15am we meet for a ‘Hello Circle’ and plan the day.
Nursery sessions are 8.45 – 12.00 or 12.30 – 3.00pm or 8.45 -3.00pm with a packed lunch at midday (provided from home).
Families can access 15 hours free entitlement to Nursery education and where available can purchase additional hours  - please contact the school office for an up-to-date cost per hour.
Contact the Infant School office for an application form or to arrange a Nursery tour ~ we look forward to meeting you.
 
 
INFANT AND JUNIOR SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

Applications for schools are managed by Devon County Council.
For applications to the Foundation Classes (the first year of school) you are invited to apply online between November and January each year. Visit www.devon.gov.uk/how-apply-school-place for more details.

IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS

For a school place in years 1 to 6, it will be for you to ask for an application form by calling the Education Helpline on 0845 155 1019.



The School Admissions Code of Practice recommends that priority be given to ‘Looked After’ children when setting over subscription criteria. In light of this, the following over subscription criteria are proposed, for determining the allocation of places where there are more applications than places available:

  1. Children who are in Public Care (Looked After Children)
  2. Children living in the school’s designated area with a sibling who will be attending the school at the time of admission.
  3. Other children living in the school’s designated area.
  4. Children living outside the school’s designated area, but with a sibling who will be attending the school at the time of admission
  5. Other children living outside the school’s designated area
A child who has an Education Healthcare Plan for Special Educational Needs where the School is named on the statement, will have precedence for a school place.

If it is necessary to distinguish between children in a particular category, priority will be determined by the age of the child i.e. the earlier the date of birth, the higher the priority.
Priority may be given (with approval of Senior Officers) to the admission of a child for whom an exceptional medical or social justification is demonstrated.
For more information visit
https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place
 


 
SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS

For application details for Secondary Schools please visit:
https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place
The facility to apply for a secondary school place opens from 1 September until midnight on 31 October. Once the facility closes you will not be able to apply online and your application may be considered ‘late’. Late applications will be considered after timely ones where schools are full. If you miss the deadline, please contact 0345 155 1019 as soon as possible.