Admissions

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 hemyock@ventrus.org.uk

All admissions to the school are handled by Devon County Council’s School Admissions Team, they can be contacted by: Phone: 0345 155 1019, or Email:  admissions@devon.gov.uk  Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissions

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:

The following amendments were made in August 2021 to the determined policy for 2022-23 to comply with the revised School Admissions Code 2021: priority for children adopted from state care outside England was added to oversubscription criterion 1; wording added to reflect that decisions on in-year admissions must be sent to a parent within 15 school days; provision added for Hard to Place children; advice added regarding applications for overseas children.
The following amendments were made in August 2021 to the determined policy for 2021-22 to comply with the revised School Admissions Code 2021: priority for children adopted from state care outside England was added to oversubscription criterion 1; wording added to reflect that decisions on in-year admissions must be sent to a parent within 15 school days; provision added for Hard to Place children; advice added regarding applications for overseas children.

“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 SchoolIn 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