Come and visit us
If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01271 345952 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying to come here
Once you decide you would like a place in Year 3, or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying direct to Devon Admissions on School admissions – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk)
For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Year 3 at the beginning of the September term. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called 'In-Year' Admissions.
The Local Authority
Pilton Bluecoat is a member of TEAM Multi Academy Trust which is the admissions authority, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code.
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
The appeals process is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-appeals
For questions 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 email@example.com.
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.
School Admissions Policy 2025-26
See the policy below. This will be open for comment during a public consultation for all policies in Devon between 1 November 2023 and 12 January 2024 at www.devon.gov.uk/admissioarrangements If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed changes from the policy for 2025-26 are highlighted in red text.
The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2024.
The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024
The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.
Normal round intake:
Allocation date for Reception or junior school Year 3: Tuesday 16 April 2024
Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Friday 31 May 2024
Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 26 July 2024
Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 26 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.