Admissions

Changes to school admission appeals due to Coronavirus

New guidance has been published and is in force from 24 April to 31 Jan 2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/admission-appeals-for-school-places/coronavirus-covid-19-school-admission-appeals

Pre-school provision

We have our own pre-school on site that is part of the school and admit children from their third birthday. This enables a very smooth transition into the Reception class. Parents requiring provision for 2 year olds can attend the Pre-school at St Andrew's, Chardstock. We can then provide a smooth transition to the pre-school at Membury when they turn 3.

Entry to Reception

Children mainly attend our pre-school but we also welcome children from a variety of other settings.

Parents will need to complete the First Steps Steps Common Application  form for admission to Primary School. This is the D-CAF1, available from www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

Entry to Secondary School

Children from Membury Primary usually transfer to The Axe Valley Community College, Axminster, although some children transfer to Holyrood Academy, Chard,  Colyton Grammar School or The Woodroffe School. We have close links with Axe Valley and and a full transition programme is planned.  Parents will need to complete a Common Application form from the local authority for transfer to Secondary School. For Devon residents, this is the D-CAF3, available from http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by calling 0845 155 1019. Somerset residents can find more information by clicking here.

Contact details for individual schools

In Year Admissions

If you are planning to move your child during the year then all applications must be made in line with Devon LA's In Year co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. Further information and application forms are available from the school or the Local Authority admissions team (0845 1551019).

We welcome visits from prospective parents. Please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time.

All in year applications must be made in line with Devon's In-Year Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

The Governors will usually accept applications for children to join the school subject to KS1 class size legislation. The Devon Fair Access In-Year Protocol may be applied.

Admission Appeals

If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have a statutory right of appeal to an Appeals Panel which is independent of the school. If you have not been sent appeal papers with the decision letter refusing your application for admission, you can request a form from the School Admissions Team. You then have no less than 20 school days to return the papers, together with any supporting evidence you wish to include. You do not have to wait for this period of time before submission.

Any appeal for a place here may be subject to Key Stage One or Infant Class Size Legislation; a more limited form of appeal. This is the legal maximum number of children allowed in a Key Stage One class with one qualified teacher. There are very limited exceptions which would allow a school to exceed 30 children in a Key Stage One class.

The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel will give you at least 10 days’ notice of the date when your appeal will be heard. You will also be told when you should submit any further information you would like to be considered. You will receive evidence on behalf of the school before the appeal hearing.

After appeals are heard, decision letters should be sent within five school days; you will be able to find out the outcome by telephone before then.

For appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception for the 2020-21 intake, appeal forms should be requested by May 5th, returned by 28th May 2020, and appeals will be heard in June and July 2020.

For in-year admissions in any academic year, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

For further information on the appeals process, parents can contact the school office or the Clerk to the Appeals Panel. Please use the link below for the published appeals timetable. 

Devon County Council Admissions Appeals Timetable

Admissions Policies

Devon County Council Admission Arrangements and Policies Page

Announcement
Membury_Poster.png

Plastic Free School

06 Oct 2020

Membury Primary Academy started their journey to becoming a plastic free school today! It is amazing to see the children so engaged in this pupil-led project. It is only the beginning for us but a big...

Bug Hunting

30 Sep 2020

A wet and wonderful Forest School afternoon. The children were lucky enough to visit a local garden to go bug hunting, learn about growing vegetables and composting. They warmed up with hot chocolate...

Chester Zoo

28 Sep 2020

We were hooked on Chester Zoo's virtual visits and today it led us into designing and building our own Membury Zoo. The children used what they knew about habitats, animal classification and animal he...

Here We Are

25 Sep 2020

Here at Membury Primary we have spent the afternoon reflecting on our 'Here we are' scrapbooks. This unit of work has been excellent for bringing us togther to talk about the planet we live on. Owl Cl...

Forest School

23 Sep 2020

Robin and Owl class love Wednesday afternoons when they get to learn new skills at Forset School. We are so lucky to have this provision weekly, all year round!

Remembrance Service

11 Nov 2019

Alex and Amelia represented Membury Primary today at the Minster Remembrance service. They were joined by children from other schools to lay crosses and wreaths in memory of all who served for their c...

Bubbles in Robins

28 Jun 2019

Robin class have been learning about bubbles and enjoyed creating their own. Please see attached pictures Bubble Pictures

Viking Shields

15 Feb 2019

Owl Class has had lots of fun making Viking shields. We learned all about Viking Raiders who raided parts of England, and relied upon their shields for protection. We made shields from cardboard, milk...

Year 4 Hooke Court

21 Nov 2018

Our Year 4 children, Mrs Cowan and Mrs Adair have all safely arrived at Hooke Court. They have had chance to settle into their rooms and make their beds before having lunch and beginning the first of...

Forest School Magic

13 Nov 2018

This week has been a very busy week for Owl Class. On Tuesday afternoon Owl Class traveled across to Chardstock for the fortnightly forest school lesson. This week we looked at the colours all around...