Applying for a school place

If you have a child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, the application window for a primary school place opens on 15th November 2018 until 15th January 2019. Do log on to

before 15th January 2019 to apply. It is essential to make an application even if you already have children at our school and/or live in our catchment area. This is a thriving, popular school and places cannot be guaranteed!

If you have any problems with accessing the information, or in submitting your application, please do let Mrs Young know. Alternatively, there is a helpline: 0345 155 1019. Thank you.

Dunsford Admissions Policy 2019

Dunsford Admissions Policy 2018

Below is the proposed admissions policy for Dunsford Community Academy for the academic year 2020-21. It is also published by Devon County council at This consultation has now ended.  Following this consultation, the Learning Academy Partnership will formally determine the policies on 11 February. Final versions will be republished as above, alongside the determined policies for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Dunsford proposed Admissions Policy 2020-2021

We welcome children into our school from the village of Dunsford, nearby farms and hamlets. We also attract children from further afield (other villages, towns and the city of Exeter). We work hard to ensure that children settle quickly in to our school; our parent body is also very welcoming to new families, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. We aim for everyone to quickly feel part of our school community.

If you are considering applying for a place for your child at our school, please do contact us to arrange a visit. We understand that a decision about a school is a major one for parents, and that you will need to visit to get a feel for us and the education we can offer your children. We are often full in many year groups, but we usually have some spaces across the school. We look forward to meeting you!

If you decide that you would like your child to attend our school, the law says you have to make an application for admission. Neither the local authority nor Dunsford Community Primary School will assume that you want a place and reserve one for you – even if you have an older child at the school or live next to the school. Everybody has to apply.

We adhere to Devon County Council’s Admissions Policy.The applications for our school (and for all Devon maintained schools) are managed centrally, through Devon County Council. Do ring 0345 155 1019 or follow the links below to find out more.

The local authority has a legal duty to manage applications for the first admissions intake to schools. This is in order to make the process as fair and straightforward as possible. Devon County Council do this through their Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes which enable all parents to apply for a school place at the right time. You can view these schemes and other policies on Devon County Council’s website:

Your child must be in full time education at the beginning of the term following his or her fifth birthday. This would be at a school unless you decide to educate at home, in which case you should contact the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019 for advice on the process. However, new delayed admission arrangements are available from September 2016. Please click on the link to the pdf below for further information, or contact us to talk through your options.

Further useful links:

Delayed Admissions – A Guide for Parents

Devon Admission Arrangements

First Step booklet

The normal round paper DCAF1

In Year Admissions

Online applications