Admissions

Admissions

Come and visit us
If you are interested in your child joining Black Torrington Church of England Primary School, please contact us to discuss what we have to offer and to arrange a visit if you can.
To make an appointment, please phone the school office: 01409 231262 or email us: admin@blacktorringtonprimary.org.uk
Once you decide you would like a place you must make a formal application.

How to apply
Most children join our school at the normal round – the main intake into school from the start of September in Reception. As a parent, you can apply for a place to the Local Authority.
There are different options for parents of children starting school in Reception. This includes part-time education and deferring or delaying admission until later in the Reception year or, for children with birthdays in the summer term, to the following September. Come and talk to us if you are considering this.
Do come and talk with us if you are interested in a place in a different year group for any reason.
Applications for residents of Devon are made between 1 September and 31 October for secondary schools at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline
Applications for residents of Devon are made between 15 November and 15 January for primary schools at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline.
If your child lives in another LA, including Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay you should apply through that council. The closing dates are the same nationally.
For questions about your child joining the school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to admissions@devon.gov.uk  Devon publishes guides to the admissions process: the Step by Step Guide and the In-Year Guide at Devon Admissions

If you are interested in your child joining the school in-year (once the academic year has started), you can apply for a place through Devon County Council at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

There is a right of appeal and to a place on a waiting list for places where an application is refused.

Admission Arrangements 

  • Parent Privacy Notice  
  • Student Privacy Notice

Devon County Council is the admissions authority for our school. It has responsibility for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year, and they will be published on this page when they are proposed for consultation and after they have been determined annually. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code 2021 and School Admissions Appeals Code 2022.

The Local Authority
We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council. Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissions
Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline .

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

I look forward to meeting you!
Joanna Luxford
Principal

Admissions 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2022

Admissions 2023-2024

Admissions Policy 2023

Admissions 2024-2025

2024 Black Torrington admissions policy