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The admission arrangements detailed on this webpage apply to Oreston Community Academy. Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is the admission authority. It 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 by emailing admin@oreston.com or admissions@oreston.com.

Information on Starting School in Plymouth can be found on this website:

www.plymouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions and the contact number for the Admissions Team is 01752 301469.

Nursery Admissions

 

Please be aware that following the January 2022 intake, our Nursery will be full and therefore, we will not be able to offer an intake in April 2022. The next intake will be September 2022.  

 

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. 

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 school.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk.  
Please complete the below In Year Application form and send to admissions@oreston.com
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.

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 school.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk.    
Normal round applicants for the start of Foundation should use the common application form from the Local Authority where your child lives.
In-Year applicants should use the Plymouth City Council common application form.

School Admissions Policy 2022-23

This is our determined policy. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or school.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk.  
Normal round applicants for the start of Foundation should use the common application form From the Local Authority where your child lives.
In-Year applicants should use the Plymouth City Council common application form.
Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

School Admissions Policy 2023-24

We will be consulting on an admissions policy for the academic year 2023-24 in the autumn term of 2021. We will publish a proposed policy here during the consultation.

 

We – the Westcountry Schools Trust – will formally determine a final version in February 2022 and will publish it here again by 15 March 2022.

 

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2022 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

 

 

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.

 

 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2022

Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Foundation will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2022. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 19 April 2022, 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.


 

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