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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Admissions

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Westcountry Schools Trust is the admissions authority for our member schools. This means that the Trust is responsible for the admissions policy for each school and for decisions in response to applications for admission. The Trust delegate some of the responsibilities associated with admissions to individual schools. The Trust will determine a policy for each school for each academic year after seeking the views of individual governing boards in those schools and through annual public consultation. Links to individual schools’ admission policies will be published here during consultations and updated once they have been determined. They may also be published on local authority school admission information and individual school websites

Primary Schools

Ashburton Primary School

Boringdon Primary School

Buckfastleigh Primary School

Chaddlewood Primary School

Dunstone Primary School

Glen Park Primary School

Holbeton Primary School

Oreston Community Academy

Plympton St Maurice Primary School

Sherford Vale School

Stowford School

Wembury Primary School

Woodford Primary School

Woodlands Park Primary School

Yealmpton Primary School

Secondary Schools

Callington Community College

Coombe Dean School

Hele's School

Ivybridge Community College

Plymstock School

South Dartmoor Community College

Studio Schools

Atrium Studio School

Our schools are located across three local authority areas: Cornwall Council, Devon County Council and Plymouth City Council. They take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes operated by their local authority which have a common closing date for applications: 15 January for the first intake into Reception/Foundation classes and 31 October each year for the transition into secondary school. Those applications are made to the LA wherever a child lives.
For in-year admissions – at any other time after the start of Reception/Foundation and of Year 7 – applications are made to the LA where the school is located.
For sixth-form admissions, applications are made direct to the sixth forms themselves. Local authorities are not involved in these applications.

Further information is available from each LA:
Cornwall: 0300 1234 101 schooladmissions@cornwall.gov.uk and at www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/
Devon: 0345 119 1015 or admissions@devon.gov.uk and at www.admissions@devon.gov.uk
Plymouth: 01752 307469 primary.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk and secondary.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk and at www.plymouth.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/schoolseducationskillsandemployability/schooladmissions%20

Appeals Timetable 2020-2021 

When we refuse admission to a school, applicants have the right of appeal to a panel that is independent of the Trust and our schools. There are time limits that apply to when we must arrange an appeal. For the normal round of admissions for the 2020-2021 academic year:  

  • Primary school places will be offered on 16 April 2020. Appeals should be submitted by 15 May 2020 to ensure they are held with any others that have been submitted. They will then be heard within 40 school days of this date. They can be submitted after this and we will try to hold them. If not, we will schedule an appeal hearing as soon as possible and within 30 school days of them being submitted.
  • Secondary school places will be offered on 1 March 2020. Appeals should be submitted by 31 March 2020 to ensure they are held with any others that have been submitted. They will then be heard within 40 school days of this date. They can be submitted after this and we will try to hold them. If not, we will schedule an appeal hearing as soon as possible and within 30 school days of them being submitted.
  • The date on which Sixth form places will be offered is given in the individual schools admissions policy. Appeals should be submitted within 20 school days to ensure they are held with any others that have been submitted. They will then be heard within 30 school days of this date. If they are conditional on exam results, they will be heard within 30 school days of the results being confirmed. Appeals can be submitted after this and we will try to hold them. If not, we will schedule an appeal hearing as soon as possible and within 30 school days of them being submitted.
  • In-year admission appeals will be heard within 30 school days of them being submitted.

If you have any queries about admissions arrangements for WeST schools please contact the individual school in the first instance or email admin@westst.org.uk