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New schools in Devon
Roundswell Community Primary Academy
Roundswell Community Primary Academy is to open in September 2020 subject to a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.
Roundswell Community Primary Academy will be a non-selective, non-denominational, 2 form entry primary free school and nursery. There will be a maximum admission of 60 Reception pupils in 2020-21 and at full capacity 420 primary pupils will attend the school.
The school commences construction in Autumn 2019 and the new school building opens in September 2020. The new school building will be located at the far edge of the Mont Bray housing development (Linden Homes) in Roundswell on Claypits Road, Barnstaple.
The Academy will be part of the Tarka Learning Partnership and will be a direct feeder school to the Park Community School.
The Tarka Learning Partnership is a Trust of local schools: Newport Community School Primary Academy, Landkey Community Primary Academy, Sticklepath Community Primary Academy, Eden Park Academy and The Park Community School.
There will be nursery provision for the Roundswell School from September 2020.
If you are interested in a future reception place at Roundswell Community School Primary Academy please apply through our admissions system using the D-CAF form. Further admissions information is available at roundswellprimary.devon.sch.uk or by contacting 01271 443120.
The Roundswell Community Primary Academy (RCPA) is a new Academy in the Barnstaple area, which aims to deliver a whole world of opportunity for your child’s future.
The Academy is not permitted by the Department for Education to admit pupils in other year groups.
More information about the school admissions code can be found at GOV.UK – School admissions code.
Monkerton Community Primary School
Monkerton Community Primary School is to open in the 2020-21 academic year subject to a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education.
When fully open, it will be a non-selective, non-denominational, 2 form entry primary free school and nursery. There will be an admission of 30 Reception pupils in 2020-21 and at full capacity 420 primary pupils will attend the school.
The school commences construction in Autumn 2019. The new school building will be located on the edge of Exeter in the Monkerton area (near the Met Office).
The school will be part of the Cornerstone Academy Trust.
Cornerstone is a Trust of Devon schools: Broadclyst Community Primary School, Westclyst Community Primary School and Yeo Valley Primary School, in Barnstaple.
If you are interested in a future reception place at Monkerton Community Primary School please apply through our admissions system using the D-CAF form. Further admissions information is available at http://tcat.education/en/members-schools/monkerton-community-primary-school or by contacting
The Monkerton Community Primary School (MCPS) is a new free school in the Exeter area, which will be an innovative and technologically-advanced school.
The school will not be admitting pupils in other year groups in its first year. More information about the school admissions code can be found at GOV.UK – School admissions code.
The opening of any new school is subject to statutory processes for planning. Where, for instance, a free school or academy has not had its funding agreement confirmed by the national offer date, offers will be conditional on it being confirmed. If this is the case, we will make an additional offer for another school to make sure no child is without a school place if the opening of any school is delayed. Conditional offers will be confirmed once funding agreements are signed.