Admissions

If you are considering applying for a place at West Buckland Primary School we would be delighted to speak to you and arrange a tour of our school.

Starting school for the first time
Admission arrangements to the Reception class at our school are handled by the Local Authority.
Applying to start school for the first time
Primary Admissions Guide

In-Year Admissions
If you are interested in a place for an older child, please contact the school directly in the first instance on 01823 663 376.
In-year Application Form

Completed application forms should be submitted to the school either by email or by post.

The Governors Admissions Committee will consider batches of applications on a weekly basis with a 4pm deadline every Friday during term time for the receipt of applications. If there are more applications than there are places available, the over-subscription criteria will be applied. A decision will be notified in writing within ten school days.

Please note that if you are applying for a place because of a house move, we will require proof of your new address, either in the form of a tenancy agreement, an ‘exchange of contract’ letter for a house purchase or a recent utility bill.

Consultation on Admission arrangements for 2021-22
The consultation period on West Buckland Primary School’s 2021/22 admission arrangements is from 9th December 2019 until 31 January 2020. Our proposed admission arrangements can be found here.

Objections can be made to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator. For further information on how to make an objection please visit their website http://www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator/ or phone the office on 01325 735303.