Applying for a place at our school

Admission number(s)

Kingsteignton School has an admission number of 30 for entry in Reception. In 2017/18, there are 30 Reception places available and 15 places in Year 1 and 15 in Year 2.

The free school will accordingly admit this number of pupils to Reception each year if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will not refuse admission to any of those who have applied.

Kingsteignton School Admissions Information


Oversubscription Criteria

When the free school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.[1]
  2. Children for whom an exceptional social or medical need to attend this school is demonstrated.[2]
  3. Children with a sibling on roll when the application is made.[3]
  4. Children of members of staff recruited to fill a vacancy where there was a skills shortage.
  5. Other children

Tie Break

Where it is necessary to distinguish between children in any category, priority will be determined on the basis of distance between home and the school, measured in a straight line from an entrance door of the residential dwelling, to our establishment marker on Devon County Council’s Geographical Information System (GIS). Children who live closer to the school will have a higher priority for admission. Where two or more children reside within a block of flats, they will be deemed to live at an equal distance from the school. If this isn’t sufficient to distinguish between applicants, there will be a random ballot. This will be undertaken by a person independent of the school by the operation of an electronic list randomiser.

Submitting Applications

‘Applications must be made on the local authority common application form and submitted to the local authority by 15 January 2016.

DCAF 1 -application form for Reception places for September 2016

DCAF April 2015 -application for Year one and Two places for September 2016

While Devon County Council will co-ordinate the application process for the school if, on national offer date (18 April 2016) our funding agreement is not yet in place it can only offer a conditional place for our school alongside a firm offer for another school. We will firm up offers once the funding agreement is in place’

Late Applications

All applications received by the after the deadline of 15 January 2016 will be considered to be late applications unless the parent can demonstrate that he or she was unable to apply by the deadline. This may be because of illness or because of a house move to the area. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of all applicants the school is oversubscribed, children who are refused admission will be placed on the school’s waiting list.

[1] A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

[2] Evidence must be provided from a GP, medical specialist or social worker setting out why, because of the child or parent’s significant need they must be admitted to this school over any other. Further information is given below.

[3] This will be any child living in the same household.


Admissions Policy 2017-18

Admissions Policy 2018-19

Admissions Policy 2019-20 (Draft)