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.
Typically we invite you to contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange a visit, however, to keep our school and nursery community as safe as we can, we are offering virtual tours during the pandemic and hope you understand that minimising people on site is an important way of protecting our community.
So please, have a good look around our website. You are welcome to contact either head teacher if you have further questions or queries.

The Nursery is a creative and inspirational teacher led Nursery, offering a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment to play and explore.  As an exploratory Nursery, adults prioritise playing alongside the children, supporting them to work collaboratively and communicate their ideas. At our previous inspection the Nursery was recognised as ‘outstanding’ and since then it has been getting better and better!
The Nursery offers a friendly and sincere welcome to parents and children. Parents are welcome to stay and play for a short time with their child before we meet for our ‘Hello Circle’ and plan the day, this usually happens around 9.15am.

Nursery sessions are 8.45am – 12.00pm or 12.30pm – 3.00pm or 8.45 -3.00pm with a packed lunch at midday which is provided from home. Some children may be entitled to a free school lunch, please speak to the Infant School school office about this.
All families can access their 15 hours Early Years entitlement and some families may be eligible for 30 hours of funding. Speak to our administrator in the the Infant School Office for more information and advice.

Please contact the Infant School office for an application form and visit the Nursery page on the website Admissions>Starting at the Nursery for a virtual tour during the pandemic ~ we look forward to meeting you when it is safe to do so.

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.
Whilst we are managing COVID risks, please visit our website page Admissions>Starting in the Foundation Stage for photos, stories, details and short videos which we hope will help provide you with information and a sense of the school.
How to apply for a school place in Devon:

Information about admissions to schools and how to apply for a school place in Devon can be found on the Devon County Council website by clicking on the following link:


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.
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For application details for Secondary Schools please visit:
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.