Skip to content ↓
Sherford Vale School

Sherford ValeSchool

Sherford ValeSchool

Admissions Policy

Sherford Vale School is a member of the Westcountry Schools Trust which is responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission to our Nursery and the main Academy.

The admissions arrangements detailed on this webpage apply to Sherford Vale School. Westcountry Schools Trust (WesT) are the Admissions Authority

Our admission arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. 

There is space for 27 children in each Nursery session and there are 30 places available in Foundation. For the main school, children are offered places to start in Foundation 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.

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


If you are interested in your child attending Sherford Vale School, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01752 891795 or by emailing 

If you decide you would like a place in our Nursery, in Foundation, or at any other time, you must apply.

Below you will find links to relevant application forms.


If you have any questions about your child joining Sherford Vale School or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 01392 383000 or you can email There is general information about school admissions at Devon County Council website.

Click on the links below to view our Admissions Policies and the Supplementary Information Form to be used only if you believe there are exceptional needs for your child to attend this school..

If we are unable to offer you a place when you have applied, there is a right of appeal to a body that is independent of the school. Further information about the appeals process can be found on the Devon County Council website. 

Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Foundation for September 2021 will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 14 May 2021. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged. In-year admission appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

 There is a different admissions policy for each academic year.

 We will publish a proposed policy for 2023-24 here from 1 November 2021 until 7 January 2022 for consultation, inviting comments for our Proposed 2023-24 admissions policy. A final policy will be determined by the academy trust in February and will be published here by 15 March 2022.

For further information about the annual admissions and transport policy consultation and how to respond, please go to Devon County Council consultation webpages