Admissions to St Thomas Primary School
Starting at a new school can be a stressful time for both parents and children and at St Thomas we want to make things as easy as possible for you. Prior to starting at any new school, it is important that you find time to come and visit. We encourage all prospective parents to do this and if you would like to arrange a visit, please call our school office to make an appointment.
Normal Round Admissions
This is when children start at a school at the earliest possible time for that school. At St Thomas, normal round admissions are at the beginning of Reception when children are aged 4 years old.
Normal round admissions schemes have closing dates for applications. Parents who apply after the closing date will still have their applications considered but may find that all places at a particular school will have been allocated to those who did apply on time. Evidence that there has been a change in circumstances for the family may be accepted to allow an application after the closing date to be considered as on time.
In Year Admissions
This is when children start at a school at any time other than the normal round – either in another year group or in a normal round year group that has already started. Applications for in-year admissions can be made at any time although places will not generally be allocated further in advance than eight school weeks. You can read about this in The In-Year Admissions booklet.
If you wish to apply to a school during the school year please fill out the following form (In-Year Admissions form – DCAF) and send to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: School Admissions Team, Room L102, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QU
For more information on Normal Round and In-Year admissions please follow the link to the Devon County Council Website >> Devon County Council School Admissions