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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

How to apply


Sherford Vale School and Nursery is an educational setting at the heart of the community of Sherford to the east of Plymouth. Sherford Vale is part of Westcountry Schools Trust. 

The published admission number for Foundation is 30, there are 30 places available, although we are currently a 1 form entry, additional places will be made available at the setting as the new community and Sherford grows. 

For admission at the start of the Foundation year, parents of children living in Devon (not Plymouth or Torbay) should apply to Devon County Council, likewise if the children live in the Plymouth City Council area they should apply to Plymouth.

Applications for the start of Foundation have a national deadline of 15 January each year. You can apply after this but your application may be considered after all on-time applications.

Applications for in-year admission can be made at anytime.  We would strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


Devon County Council

Tel: 0345 155 1019

Plymouth City Council

Tel: 01752 307469


For further information, go to or contact us on email or via telephone on 01752 891795.


Transfer onwards to Secondary education

Sherford Vale School is a feeder school for Ivybridge Community College so our Year 6 children have priority for secondary transfer admission. If you live in Sherford, you will be eligible for free transport to Ivybridge Community College. (This is supported for Sherford residents from monies provided by the building developers.)

Applications for secondary school transfer are made to the Local Authority where a child lives.  

Sherford Vale School and Nursery is part of the Westcountry Schools Trust