Admissions

Uffculme School is an Academy and its Governors are responsible for the admissions policy in partnership with the Local Authority. 

Uffculme School is a member of the Uffculme Academy Trust which is the admitting 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 coordinated admissions scheme administered by Devon County Council.

 

Finding Out About the School

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you can find out more about us by emailing Mrs Alford, our Pupil Secretary on secretary@uffculmeschool.net or by calling us on 01884 840458.

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus restrictions it is not possible for us to arrange visits to or tours of the school, however you can gain a pupil perspective of the school and see it in action by viewing our Student Experience video on our school YouTube channel.

This channel also contains a series of mini-videos showcasing all the different subject areas as well as many other aspects of the school – see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ_gG51yT86hSlof2AGlWCQ/videos

We hope you enjoy seeing the school in action and finding out more about it.

 

School Prospectus

You can download a copy of the 2020 Prospectus here, alternatively you can request us to post a hard copy by emailing us at OpenEvening@uffculmeschool.net

 

Applying to Come Here

Once you have decided you would like a place in Year 7 or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You must do this by applying to the Local Authority and not directly to the school.

For the Normal Round intake into the school, children are offered places to start in Year 7 at the beginning of the September term. 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. This can be found at https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/apply-for-a-school-place

Applications can be made online via the Citizen Portal at https://oneonline.devon.gov.uk/CCSCitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/Login or by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms

The appeals process is detailed at https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/guide/guide-to-school-admission-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 Year 7 through to Year 11.

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

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

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

School Admissions Policy 2022-23

We will consult on an admissions policy between 1 November 2020 and 8 January 2021. If you have any comments regarding the policy we propose, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

After the consultation, we will determine the policy at a meeting of the admissions authority held before the end of February 2021. Once determined, the policy will be updated by 15 March 2021. Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2020

The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 apply to appeals that are submitted by parents on or before 31 January 2021. They amend the timescales and processes referred to in our admissions arrangements.

Appeals will not be heard at a face to face meeting. They will be heard by remote access – by video or telephone conference. Where it is not possible for a parent to take part by remote access, the appeal panel may make its decision based on the written information that is submitted.

A new deadline for appeals will be at least 28 calendar days from the date of the refusal to admit. Appeals will be heard as soon as possible after they are submitted with parents given at least 14 days’ written notice of an appeal hearing. Parents may not submit additional evidence on the day of the appeal.

 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2021. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 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.

 

Information for Year 6 pupils joining Uffculme School in September 2020: