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Current Admissions Policies

The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all academies within our Trust.

Current Policies

The policies below detail the admission arrangements for our Academy and should be read in conjunction with the Primary and In Year Co-ordinated Schemes and other agreed policies of Devon Local Authority. All policies and procedures seek to comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code.

There will be 60 places available in September 2022.

Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our academy, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01803 292642 or by emailing admissions@lapsw.org. Our Admissions Officer will be able to discuss admissions with you.

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application, which can be made online at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions

For the Normal Round intake into our academy, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called ‘In-Year’ Admissions. 

The Local Authority

Torbay Council publishes information about admissions admissions, application and appeals process. This is at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions/

The appeals process is detailed at https://www.torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/admissions/admissions-appeals/

For questions about your child joining the Academy or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy direct on 01803 292642 or by email at admissions@lapsw.org or contact  Torbay Pupil Services pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk  01803 208908  or by email to warberry@lapsw.org

Our Admissions Policies:

You can find our admissions policies below – we review the academy policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the academy and our community.

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in our academy from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

These are our determined policies. If you have any comments regarding the policies, you can contact admissions@lapsw.org or schoolsadmissionpolicy-mailbox@devon.gov.uk.

Admissions Appeals Timetable 2022

The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.

Allocation date for the normal round Reception intake: Tuesday 19 April 2022

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 29 July 2022

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 29 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.

Admissions Appeals

Learning Academy Partnership (South West) as admissions authority for Warberry C of E Academy must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:

  1. For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals; for September 2020 appeals must be received by 18 May 2020.
  2. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
  3. For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.


We take part in the admissions schemes of Devon County Council which help parents to make applications for admission to school: