We are always very happy to offer information and advice to parents who are considering moving their child to West Croft School. Please contact us if you would like more information or to arrange a visit. We are a Local Authority school, and as such, we follow their admissions criteria. You can also contact them directly about a place at West Croft and there are some useful links to the Devon County Council Website at the bottom of this page.
West Croft School provides Early Years and Primary Education for children between the ages of two to eleven years.
The purpose built Nursery and facilities provide an early education for children between the age of two and four years.
Click here for Nursery information.
If you are interested in your child joining us, either in our main intake or at any other time, please do come along and visit us. We have effective transition arrangements to support you and your child. If you would like to make an appointment to visit, please contact the school office.
Devon County Council is responsible for our admissions policy because we are a Community school. The policy is reviewed every year in the Council's annual consultation in December and January. This welcomes the views of our local community.
If you have any comments, you can make them to Devon County Council who co-ordinate the consultation during the period mentioned above.
Further information is available at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. You will be able to view the proposed policies for all state-funded schools in Devon and the Local Authorities policies there too.
If we can make a place available to you then we will. If not, you would have the right to appeal to a panel that is independent of the school and Devon and we would place your child's name on a waiting list for vacancies.
If we have a vacancy then all children are welcome to join us. If we are oversubscribed, we still welcome all children but give priority to particular groups: children who are looked after by the local authority, children with an exceptional need to come to our school, children who live in our catchment, children with siblings already here and children who live closer to us. These oversubscription criteria are only used when we are oversubscribed. For full details of our admission arrangements, please look at Devon's co-ordinated admissions schemes as they constitute our policy.
We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council which help parents to make applications for admission to school. Parents can apply through Devon for in-year admissions and through the local authority where the child lives for the normal round of admissions.
For appeals at the normal round of admissions, these will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
Please note that wording was added to policies in June 2014 to make provision for the phasing out of Statements of Special Educational Needs, to be replaced by Education, Health and Care Plans under the Children and Families Act 2014 and to remove a limitation to eligibility as children formerly in Care to only those adopted after 31 December 2005.
Wording was amended in February 2015 to reflect the change from residency orders to child arrangements orders.
If you would like further information, please contact us in school on 01237 473548 or Devon's Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or go to:
Nursery related forms
Applications for a Reception Place in September 2022
Government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. Please click the following link for more information: