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Oreston Community Academy is a member of the Westcountry Schools Trust which is responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission to our Nursery and the main Academy.

Our admission arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. We co-operate with the arrangements of Plymouth City Council which are available at www.plymouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

 

There is space for 40 children in each Nursery session and there are 60 places available in Foundation at Oreston. For the main school, children are offered places to start in Foundation 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.

 

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 Academy and our community.

 

If you are interested in your child attending Oreston, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01752 402050 or by emailing admin@oreston.com or admissions@oreston.com.
If you decide you would like a place in our Nursery, in Foundation, or at any other time, you must apply.

Below you will find links to relevant application forms.
 

If you have any questions about your child joining Oreston or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 01392 383000 or you can email admissions@devon.gov.uk.

Information on Starting School in Plymouth can be found on this website: www.plymouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions

 

Nursery Admissions

Below is our admissions policy for places in our Nursery. We will review the policy from time to time and update it as necessary, replacing the policy with the latest version.

 

Please note that all parents with children in the Nursery have to make an fresh application for admission into the Foundation /Reception class. 

In Year Applications

If you would like to transfer your child from their current school. Please complete the below In Year Application form and send to admissions@oreston.com  

Below are our admissions policies. Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in the main school: Foundation/Reception to Year 6.
Oreston Admissions Policy Documents 2021
Oreston Admissions Policy Documents 2020

School Admissions Policy 2022-23

This is the policy we propose to have for admissions in 2022-23. We are consulting on it until 8 January 2021; if you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.  This is our proposed policy for 2022-23 and we invite comments. They can be made to the school or to this address until 8 January 2022. A final policy will be determined in February 2021 and posted here by 15 March.

 

We – the Westcountry Schools Trust – will formally determine a final version in February 2021 and will publish it here again by 15 March 2021.

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

 

 

School Admissions Policy 2021-22

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.  

 

In-Year applicants should use the Plymouth City Council common application form.

  

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2020 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2020

 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Foundation will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 15 May 2020. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2020, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged. In-year admission appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021

 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Foundation will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2021. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged. In-year admission appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


 

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.  

  

The policy document was amended on 28 February 2019 to correct a misprint which had omitted the intended priority for children who live outside our catchment area and have a sibling on roll in the school.

 

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2019 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

School Admissions Policy 2019-20

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.  

 

It was amended to give updated contact details for the Education and Skills Funding Agency, following its creation from the Education Funding Agency and the Skills Funding Agency in April 2017. The document was amended in March 2018 to update the Data Protection statement.

 

The policy document was amended on 28 February 2019 to correct a misprint which had omitted the intended priority for children who live outside our catchment area and have a sibling on roll in the school.

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