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Bideford College.

Contact details

Address
Abbotsham Road
Bideford
Devon
EX39 3AR see on map
Telephone
01237-477611
Fax
01237-429599
Principal
Dr Claire Ankers
SENCO
Sharon Barnes

Location

School details
DfE number
878/4019
School type
School sector
Type of school
Academy School
Local learning community
District
Age range
11-18
Trust details
This school is part of

Other schools in this trust

Admissions details
Contact
Selina Cloutman
Number on roll
January 2020
1114 and 137 post-16
January 2019
1263
Places offered for admission in
September 2020
259
September 2019
228
Appeals for admission in
September 2020
September 2019
Published Admission Number
2021-22
300 Year 7 & 30 Year 12
2020-21
300 Year 7 & 30 Year 12

Document(s)

    1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.

    2. Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.

    3. Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.[1]

    4. Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area set out in the map,[2] who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    5. Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area, on roll at a named linked school.

    6. Priority will next be given to other children living within the catchment area.

    7. Priority will next be given to children living outside the catchment area, who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    8. Priority will next be given to children living outside the catchment area, on roll at a named linked school.

    9. Other children.

     

     *Priority for children at a linked school only applies at the normal round, not for In-Year admissions.

     

    [1] To request this priority, the application must be accompanied by a completed Supplementary Information Form for Exceptional Needwhich will include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the need and why the child must attend this school rather than any other, based on those needs. If evidence is not submitted to the with the application, exceptional need cannot be considered.

    [2] Children whose home lies on the boundary line will be considered to be in the catchment.

      Post-16:  
    1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.

    2. Priority will next be given to students of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.

    3. Priority will next be given to students living within the catchment area set out in the map,[1] who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    4. Priority will next be given to other students living within the catchment area.

    5. Priority will next be given to students living outside the catchment area, who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.

    6. Other students.

     

    [1] Students whose home lies on the boundary line will be considered to be in the catchment.

       
  • 1 Children in care and children who were previously in care but immediately after being in care became subject to an Adoption, Child Arrangement, or Special Guardianship Order. 2 Children of staff who work within Bideford College: -Where a member of staff has been employed by the MAT for two or more years at the time at which the application to the Academy is made; and/or -Where the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage 3 Children who live within the designated area of the school, or whose parents/carers can provide evidence that they will be living in the designated area of the school by the date from which admission is required. The current designated area can be found on www.devon.gov.uk/schoolareamaps , or can be requested by contacted the school. If there are more designated area children wanting places than there are places available, criteria 4 to 6 below will be used to decide which of these children should have priority for admission. Admissions Policy 2020/21 Page 4 4 Children living within the designated area, with an unequivocal professional recommendation from a doctor, school medical officer, educational psychologist or education welfare officer that non-placement at the school would not be in the best interest of the child. Such recommendations must be made in writing and must give full supporting reasons and will be reviewed by the admissions authority. 5 Children living within the designated area, with siblings who will still be attending the school at the time of their application. 6 Children living within the designated are, on the roll of a feeder primary school (at the time of application). Feeder primary schools are: Hartland Primary School, Woolsery Primary School, Parkham Primary School, Buckland Brewer Community Primary School, Monkleigh Primary School, East-The-Water Community Primary School, West Croft School, St Helen's CofE Primary School, St Mary's CofE Primary School, St Margaret's CofE Aided Junior School, Appledore School, Instow Community PrimarySchool, Horwood and Newton Tracey Community Primary School. If there are still places available after all the designated area children have been allocated places, criteria 7 to 9 will be used to decide which of the remaining children should have priority for any spare places. 7 Children living outside of the designated area, with an unequivocal professional recommendation from a doctor, school medical officer, educational psychologist or education welfare officer that non-placement at the school would not be in the best interest of the child. Such recommendations must be made in writing and must give full supporting reasons and will be reviewed by the admissions authority. 8 Children living outside of the designated area, with siblings who will still be attending the school at the time of their application. 9 Children living outside of the designated are, on the roll of a feeder primary school (at the time of application). Feeder primary schools are: Hartland Primary School, Woolsery Primary School, Parkham Primary School, Buckland Brewer Community Primary School, Monkleigh Primary School, East-The-Water Community Primary School, West Croft School, St Helen's CofE Primary School, St Mary's CofE Primary School, St Margaret's CofE Aided Junior School, Appledore School, Instow Community Primary School, Horwood and Newton Tracey Community Primary School. 10 All other children.
  •     Priority for children at a feeder school applies only during the normal round of admissions, before the start of September in new Year 7. It no longer applies for the 2018-19 academic year.    

    Priority for children at a feeder school applies only during the normal round of admissions, before the start of September in new Year 7.

     
Term dates

Key:

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Non pupil days

Holidays / Bank holidays

Weekend

  • 2019 / 2020 Academic Year

    • September 2019
      MTWTFSS
       1
      2345678
      9101112131415
      16171819202122
      23242526272829
      30 
    • October 2019
      MTWTFSS
       123456
      78910111213
      14151617181920
      21222324252627
      28293031 
    • November 2019
      MTWTFSS
       123
      45678910
      11121314151617
      18192021222324
      252627282930 
    • December 2019
      MTWTFSS
       1
      2345678
      9101112131415
      16171819202122
      23242526272829
      3031 
    • January 2020
      MTWTFSS
       12345
      6789101112
      13141516171819
      20212223242526
      2728293031 
    • February 2020
      MTWTFSS
       12
      3456789
      10111213141516
      17181920212223
      242526272829 
    • March 2020
      MTWTFSS
       1
      2345678
      9101112131415
      16171819202122
      23242526272829
      3031 
    • April 2020
      MTWTFSS
       12345
      6789101112
      13141516171819
      20212223242526
      27282930 
    • May 2020
      MTWTFSS
       123
      45678910
      11121314151617
      18192021222324
      25262728293031
    • June 2020
      MTWTFSS
      1234567
      891011121314
      15161718192021
      22232425262728
      2930 
    • July 2020
      MTWTFSS
       12345
      6789101112
      13141516171819
      20212223242526
      2728293031 
    • Count: 190

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