New schools in Devon for 2019/20
Roundswell Community Primary Academy
Roundswell Community Primary Academy is to open in September 2019 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 class size of 30 pupils in 2019-20 and at full capacity 420 primary pupils will attend the school.
Pupils will be based initially at Newport Community School Primary Academy until 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.
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 newly formed Trust with Newport Community School Primary Academy, Landkey Community Primary Academy, Sticklepath Community Primary Academy, Eden Park Academy and The Park Community School (entering the Trust in February 2019).
There will be no nursery provision for the Roundswell School until the permanent building opens in 2020.
If you are interested in a future reception place at Roundswell Community School Primary Academy (to be hosted at Newport Community School Primary Academy for 2019-2020) please visit the Newport Community School Primary Academy website and apply for your place using the application form provided.
You will not be able to apply for the Roundswell Community Primary School place using the Devon County Council D-CAF form.
You are encouraged to apply for other schools in case you are unsuccessful with an application for one of the 30 places in 2019-2020. Applications for the nursery and reception classes (two classes of 30 pupils) in 2020-21 will need to be made in the autumn term 2020.
In 2020-21, when based in the new school building, the Roundswell Community Primary Academy will admit nursery children and 60 reception pupils and each year thereafter the Academy will admit 60 reception pupils. The Academy is not permitted by the Department for Education to admit pupils in other year groups.
If you are applying for a place at Newport Community School Primary Academy and not at the Roundswell Community Primary Academy you must apply following the standard Devon County Council application process. Please be advised it is possible to apply for three primary schools as part of the co-ordinated scheme and also a place separately at Roundswell Community Primary School, please complete a copy of the schools application form and return it directly to the school.
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.