Tedburn St Mary Primary School is a member of the Link Academy Trust which is the admissions 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 co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council. 



Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01647 61338 or by emailing  admintedburn@thelink.academy. Mr Keay will be able to discuss admission with you.



Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in Reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not direct to the school.

For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception 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.


The Local Authority

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissions


Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonlineor by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms 


The appeals process is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-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 Reception through to Year 6.



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 schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.  


The following amendments were made in August 2021 to the determined policy for 2022-23 to comply with the revised School Admissions Code 2021: priority for children adopted from state care outside England was added to oversubscription criterion 1; wording added to reflect that decisions on in-year admissions must be sent to a parent within 15 school days; provision added for Hard to Place children; advice added regarding applications for overseas children.


The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024

The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.

Allocation date for the normal round Reception intake: 16 April 2024

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: 31 May 2024

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days: by end July 2024 

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 28 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.

Draft School admissions policy 2025-26 

We will consult on an admissions policy between 1 November 2023 and 12 January 2024. 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 2024. 

Once determined, the policy will be updated by 15 March 2024. 

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2024 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.