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Applications are now open to apply for Primary school places for September 2020.

The closing date to register your application is

Wednesday 15th January 2020


It is important that no application is delayed beyond the closing date as schools have limits placed upon them and places must be offered up to the determined number in the first round -

no places can be held in reserve for late applicants. 


Please apply to your chosen school even if you are intending to defer  admission until later in the academic year.

Please contact our office on 01392 467984 should you have any queries.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

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 further enquiries please contact the school office on 01392 467 984. Subject to available places, the school can accommodate in year admissions in some year groups at present.


For applications for the next year of Foundation Stage entry, please refer to our policy and call the Devon County Council Admissions team on 0345 155 1019 if you have any queries.  Application should be made online at between 15 November 2019 and 15th January 2020..


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


Please note that admissions to our pre school and school are managed separately. Please contact our Pre School Administrator, Mrs Edna Davis, for further information about a place at the pre school.


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.


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.

What happens if your application is refused?


  • 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) or where the child is not of an appropriate age to attend this primary school. Appeals are scheduled within statutory timescales, up to 40 school days after the LA deadline for submitting appeals: 28 May 2019. Where they are submitted later, they are heard within 30 school days of being submitted. Appeals for places in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are likely to be “Key Stage One” reviews of the original decision. They are more limited appeals than other appeals for Key Stage Two classes where the impact on the child and family and new information can be put forward. For further information about the appeals process, you can visit the LA website at:
  • 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.