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Admission to Tidcombe Primary and Nursery



Please contact the school to arrange a visit.  Admissions to the school can be made direct to the school for any Year group except Reception.  Further information on applying for your child to attend Tidcombe Primary School can be found at Devon County Council’s Admissions & Transfers page.

Tidcombe Primary School is a member of the St Christopher’s 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. We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.


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 01884 252973 or by emailing Tid.admin@stcmat.org. Our Senior Pupil Services Officer, Mrs Yvonne Land will be able to discuss admission with you.



Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in Nursery or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not direct to the school. A fresh application must be made for children who are attending our Nursery. Applications for nursery places are made direct to the school. Please see further information on our Nursery page.


For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called ‘In-Year’ Admissions.


The Local Authority

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process.

Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonlineor by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms


The appeals process is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-appeals


For questions about your child joining the school or just 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 admissions@devon.gov.uk.



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.


Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in school from the start of Nursery through to Year 6.



School admissions policy 2020-21

This is our determined policy.  If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

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Our focus is to develop learners who have the dispositions of “empathy, aspiration, resilience, confidence and enquiry.”

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