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September 2022 Admissions


Online applications should be made on the Devon County Website at  by January 15th 2022


If you applied online via the Devon County Council website
 your child’s offer of a school place will be emailed to you on Thursday 14 April 2022

Please make sure your email address is kept up to date.

You can also log into your online account from 14 April 2022 to find out which school has been offered.

If you applied by post a letter will be sent to you by second class post on 15 April.

Your child will be offered one primary school place. If a place was available at more than one of your preferences, the offer will be for the school that can offer a place which was your highest preference. If none of your preferred schools could offer a place, Admissions will make an offer at another school. This may be the school designated for your address if it has a vacancy remaining or the closest school to your child’s home with a vacancy.

What happens next

If you are happy with the school place offered  to your child you do not need to do anything else, other than confirm you want the place to the school itself.

If you are not happy with the offer you may appeal.

Please contact our office on 01392 467984 should you have any queries
or speak to the Admissions department on
0345 155 1019

The 2021 policy was amended following an In-Year Variation request to make provision for faith priority where attendance at church was not possible due to restrictions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


In year and Foundation Year Admissions


Thank you for your interest in our school. If you are interested in your child becoming a pupil at Pinhoe, please refer to our Admissions policy in the first instance.  


For prospective enquiries, school tours or a conversation with our Headteacher, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Janice Haggett, Senior Administrator on 01392 467984.


Subject to available places, the school can accommodate in year admissions in some year groups at present.  Formal application should be made through the Devon County Council Admissions Team on
0345 155 1019.  


For applications for the next year of Foundation Stage entry, please refer to our policy and call the  Admissions team  if you have any queries.  Application should be made online at  Applications for September 2022 will not open until November 2021.

Dates for our open days will be advertised near the time.


 Pre-School Admissions

Although our pre school is a governor led setting and part of our school community, a place at the pre school does not automatically mean a place is secured at the school.


Please contact our Senior Administrator, Mrs Janice Haggett, for further information about a place at the pre school.


All parents/carers with a child attending the pre school, should apply for a school place at the correct time, following the School Place Application Guidance for the Local Education Authority.


We will consult on a policy for the 2023-24 academic year between 1 November and 7 January 2022 and invite any parent or other person with an interest in our admission arrangements to read the policy and make any comments you wish. A proposed policy will be published on this page between those dates. 



Application Declined

Detailed information about the appeals process, including the Online Admissions Appeal Form, can be found at


  • You have the right to an admissions appeal that is independent of the school if your application for admission is refused. This is for any refusal except where a child has been permanently excluded from school twice (the most recent having been within the last 2 years). Appeals are scheduled within statutory timescales, up to 40 school days after the LA deadline for submitting appeals: 29 May 2022. Where they are submitted later, they are heard within 30 school days of being submitted. .
  • Your child’s name will automatically be added to our waiting list and will stay on there until the end of the academic year. You can reapply then if you want to remain on a waiting list.
  • If your application was for in-year admissions – that’s at any time after the start of the Reception year – then the Local Authority will consider whether your child is eligible for consideration under its Fair Access Protocol. In certain circumstances, this may mean the LA will allocate a place in a school even when it would otherwise be full. You can speak to the LA Admissions Team about this; normally this would only be for a child who doesn’t already have access to education and where there is no reasonable alternative. This Protocol does not apply for the normal round of admissions to the start of the Reception year.