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CONSULTATION ON SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2023/2024

All school admission authorities, including Westcountry Schools Trust, are required to consult on their admission arrangements in accordance with provisions within the School Admissions Code where there is a change to the arrangements or at least once every seven years if there are no changes. It is important to ensure that school admission arrangements meet the needs of all parents and children and consultation is an important part of the process in formulating and setting school admission arrangements.

Further information and details of any proposed changes are available on the Plymouth City Council website at www.plymouth.gov.uk/admissionconsultation from Monday 6 December 2021.  As part of the consultation process Plymouth City Council we would like to canvass the views of as many groups of people as possible. 

 

The closing date for the consultation is Sunday 16 January 2022 and any comments should be submitted online using the online form available at www.plymouth.gov.uk/admissionconsultation.

 

What is it?

Consultation on school admission arrangements 2023/2024

When does it start?

Monday 6 December 2021

When does it finish?

Sunday 16 January 2022

How do I comment?

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 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

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.

Admissions Appeals

In the event an appeal needs to made please visit the Plymouth Admissions webpage for details on how to make an appeal. 

 

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