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
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 email@example.com and at www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/
Devon: 0345 119 1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org and at email@example.com
Plymouth: 01752 307469 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and at www.plymouth.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/schoolseducationskillsandemployability/schooladmissions%20