St. Helen's Church of England School is a member of the Alumnis Multi Academy Trust which is the admissions authority responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.

 

Come and visit us - COVID-19 UPDATE

In order to keep everyone as safe as possible at this time, we are not conducting tours of the school. However, there is a link to a virtual tour available on the top right hand side of our welcome page. Please phone on 01237 475276 or email sthelens.sch@alumnismat.org if you have any queries. The Headteacher, Mrs Claire Lewis, will be happy to discuss admission with you.

 

 

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in Reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not directly to the school.

For the 'normal round' intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called 'in-year' admissions.

 

The Local Authority

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This can be found at www.devon.gov.uk/admissions

 

Applications can be made online at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonlineor by using the forms available at http://devon.cc/applicationforms

 

The appeals process is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-appeals

 

For questions about your child joining the school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school directly or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to admissions@devon.gov.uk.

 

 

Our Admissions Policies

You can find our admissions policies below - we review the school policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the school and our community.

 

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in school from the start of [Reception] through to [Year 6].

 

School admissions policy 2021-22

This is our determined policy. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

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School admissions policy 2022-23

This is our determined policy.  If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

2022 St Helens admissions policy (2)

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