Interested in applying for a place at Stoke Hill Federation?
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. Please contact us by phone or email to arrange a visit and if you have any questions or queries.
 Admission to the Nursery School

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!
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 or a hot lunch which you can order for £2. Some families may be entitled to a free school meal, please speak to the admin team 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 more information.
Infant and Junior School Admissions

Applications for schools are managed by Devon County Council.
For applications to the Reception Classes (the first year of school) you are invited to apply online between November and January each year.
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 

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: In year admissions

High School / Secondary Applications

For application details for high school and secondary school, please visit Apply for secondary school.

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.