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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

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Admissions details
Number on roll
January 2018
1302
January 2019
1263
Places offered for admission in
September 2018
201
September 2019
228
Appeals for admission in
September 2018
September 2019
Published Admission Number
2019-20
300 Year 7 & 240 Year 12
2020-21
300 Year 7 & 30 Year 12

Document(s)

    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 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 http://map.devon.gov.uk/dccviewer/schoolareaplusone/ , or can be requested by contacted the school. If there are more designated area children wanting places than there are places available, criteria 3 to 5 below will be used to decide which of these children should have priority for admission.
    3. 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.
    4. Children living within the designated area, with siblings who will still be attending the school at the time of their application.
    5. 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 Primary School, Horwood and Newton Tracey Community Primary School. If there are still places available after all the designated area children have been allocated places, criteria 6 to 8 will be used to decide which of the remaining children should have priority for any spare places.
    6. 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.
    7. Children living outside of the designated area, with siblings who will still be attending the school at the time of their application.
    8. 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 PrimarySchool, Horwood and Newton Tracey Community Primary School.
    All other children, with the priority given to those closest to Bideford College.
    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.
    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.
  • Open Mornings: Tuesday 24th September 9am -11am, Wednesday 25th September 9am – 11am, Friday 27th September 9am – 11am. Open Evening: Thursday 26th September 4.30pm - 7pm. Call Mrs Rachel Vowles on 01237 477611 If you cannot attend the open days/evenings please do contact the school to make an alternative appointment.
  • In Year applications direct to the school.   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

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  • 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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