This week is a big week in the Devon education diary as yesterday, Monday 16, was Offer Day for primary schools in the area.
For those parents that have applied online you will have received an email at some point on Monday, and if you receive the school you want then that’s good news for you. However, this year it’s expected that quite a number of families will not be receiving the news they want with a number of well known local schools anticipating potential oversubscription.
This year, however, it is slightly different because we at Sherford Vale will be opening our doors for the very first time in September. So, if you don’t end up with your first choice of school then all is not lost as we’re here offering students everything you would want from a first class, modern school.
Sherford Vale school is one of those incredibly rare things, a brand new school which is part of a significant £6 million infrastructure investment. Our school is unlike any other school in the area and will offer students a purpose built state of the art environment in which to learn and develop as children. Our aim is to offer outstanding education from the first day by providing a rich curriculum to inspire children that live in the surrounding area.
Sherford Vale school is in a unique position as part of one of the most respected Multi Academy Trusts in the region. Westcountry School Trust is responsible for the running and management of top performing schools in the area including Ivybridge Community College, Hele’s School in Plympton and Coombe Dean School in Elburton.
Sherford Vale already have students signed up for when we open our doors in just twenty weeks, but there are more places available due to the fact that, as a new school, we were not part of the original offer system when the admissions process started.
Commenting on the Offer Day deadline, Sherford Vale Head Teacher, Helen Tipping said: “What could be better than your child attending a brand new school and being the very first users of our modern facilities, all brought together by a talented team of teachers? However be quick, we will be operating admissions on a first come first served basis and demand is expected to be high.”