Choosing the right school for your child is one of the biggest decisions any family can make. Whether you are about to send your child to school for the first time, or moving into the area, we feel it is extremely important for you to actually come and look around our school and see the school ‘in action’ for yourself, and find out for yourself what we have to offer.
If you would like to visit, please contact us to make an appointment. There are lots of ways you can contact us:
- Visit the school office to arrange a visit;
- Ring us on 01823 680240, or
- Contact us via email on email@example.com
All admissions to the main school are handled by Devon County Council’s School Admissions Team, they can be contacted by: Phone: 0345 155 1019, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissions
If however, you wish to find out about admissions to our nursery, please see here.
Starting Primary School – for the first time
Children can start at Hemyock Primary School in the September following their fourth birthday. At Hemyock Primary School we have one Reception classes, called Sun Class. Applications can be completed online and full details can be accessed from the school admissions page of the Devon County Council website (http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissions). This process usually closes in mid January.
If there are enough places, then everyone who applies will be offered a place. We have arrangements in place in case we are over-subscribed with criteria to prioritise applications if necessary. These criteria can be found in our Admission Policy:
2025-26 Hemyock draft admissions policy
“The First Step” booklet explains the admission arrangements for infant and primary schools and is published by Devon County Council. It is available online and in paper format from The School Admissions Team, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX4 2QG.
Devon’s Education Helpline is 0345 155 1019. Further information and leaflets are available online from www.devon.gov.uk/admissions
Starting Primary School – In Year
Children may need to move school for a variety of reasons and at differing times during the school year. They may have moved into the area from another part of the country or abroad, moved from elsewhere in Devon, or perhaps be seeking a transfer of school for another reason. Parents must apply online via the Devon Citizen Portal. The same criteria will be used if we need to prioritise applications for a place at the school outside of the normal Reception admissions round.
If your child is successful in securing a place, we will encourage your child to visit our school before they start and if possible to have some starter sessions where they stay for a morning or afternoon.
If you have any questions, please contact the school or Devon’s education helpline on 0345 155 1019. Alternatively, you can find further information and information leaflets are available online from www.devon.gov.uk/admissions
Admissions policy for 2025-26: Annual Consultation
Along with all other schools and academies in Devon, we are consulting on an admission policy for 2025-26. The Local Authority is also consulting on its admission arrangements. You are invited to look at the proposals and have your say. Our proposed policy is below and you can see all policies at http://devon.cc/schoolpolicy . Further information is here: www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements
The consultation runs until 12 January 2024. Policies will be determined on 31st January 2024 and published in the same places by 15 March 2024.