School Admission Policy
We are responsible for coordinating applications for admission to all state-funded schools in its area. Find out more information about the process and how it works.
This page provides links to admissions policies and arrangements and coordination schemes.
Devon’s admission arrangements comprise its co-ordinated admissions schemes, In-Year Fair Access Protocol and the admissions policies of each community and voluntary controlled school.
In addition are the admissions policies of individual foundation, voluntary aided schools, academies and free schools. You will find links to them all from this page.
Normal round and in-year coordinated admissions scheme
These are Devon County Council’s schemes to coordinate applications at the main admission intake points into any state-funded mainstream school and applications at other times into Devon County Council area state-funded mainstream schools. There is one normal round and one in-year scheme for each academic year.
Please follow the link below to view the normal round admissions schemes for 2022/23, 2023/24, and 2024/25.
During consultation periods, the folder will also contain the schemes proposed by Devon County Council.
- For the in-year and the normal round admissions schemes in 2025/26, a consultation will take place between 1 November 2023 and 12 January 2024.
Fair Access Protocol
All Local Authorities are required to operate a Fair Access protocol, a policy to ensure that children who are at risk of not accessing suitable education are allocated a place at a local school. This applies to in-year admissions, for children who meet certain published criteria.
Admissions policies for each school in Devon (including some academies in Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay)
Please use this link to view the admissions policies and supplementary information forms for every state-funded mainstream school in the Devon County Council area and a number of academies in Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. They are organised in separate folders for each academic year.
- 2022/23 admissions policies for individual schools
- 2023/24 admissions policies for individual schools
- 2024/25 proposed admissions policies for individual schools – a consultation will take place between 1 November 2022 and 6 January 2023
Supplementary information forms for schools
- 2022/23 SIFS and other school forms
- 2023/24 SIFS and other school forms
- 2024/25 SIFs and other school forms will be published in the summer of 2023
Published admission numbers for each school in Devon (including some academies in Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay)
Please follow the link below in order to view the published admission numbers for all of the state-funded maintained schools in Devon (and those academies in Cornwall, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay supported by the Devon Admissions Service).