DISC is the Family Information Service for Devon. We are the main source of useful information for parents and carers of 0-19 year olds, including registered childcare and other services and support for children, young people and parents in Devon.
Primary School applications
Applications for primary school for next year's rising 5s - children born between September 2009 and August 2010 - opens on 15th November at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline and closes on 15 January 2014.
Direct application to the Local Authority Admissions Team is the only way to apply for a school place, Schools and pre-schools cannot accept applications, nor forward lists of names. Even if your child goes to a nursery or pre school on the primary school site, or your child has siblings already in the primary school, you still need to go through the application process.
Even if your child has a Spring or Summer birthday you must apply before the closing date of 15 January. Not applying in time can severely disadvantage applications for oversubscribed and popular schools.
Places are offered to start in September but parents may wish to defer until the term of the child's 5th birthday. No decision about this is needed at the time of application.
Any parent who cannot apply online can call the Helpline on 0845 155 1019 but online application is recommended for speed and security.
The Early Years and Childcare Service of Devon County Council have published a report (3.40MB - pdf help) which shows how Devon County Council are meeting their statutory duty to make sure there is enough childcare and what their actions and challenges are for the year ahead.
Free childcare and early education now available for more 2 year olds
Childcare needs survey
In order for the Early Years and Childcare Service to ensure there is enough childcare places for everyone in Devon they need you to tell them how many hours of childcare you require a week.
0845 155 1013
DISC factsheet 1
Paying for childcare
DISC factsheet 2
DISC factheet 3
Employer childcare vouchers
DISC factsheet 4
DISC factsheet 5
Using a home childcarer
DISC factsheet 7
Applying for Early Years Entitlement