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The Learning Academy Partnership (South West) is the admissions authority for all academies within our Trust. It has responsibility for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year and they will be published on this page when they are proposed for consultation and after they have been determined annually. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code 2022 and School Admissions Appeals Code 2022.
The Local Authority
We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Cornwall Council. Cornwall Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schools-and-education/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/
Applications can be made online at https://cornwall.cloud.servelec-synergy.com/SynergyWeb/School_Admissions
The appeals process is detailed at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schools-and-education/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/appeal-a-school-place-decision/
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.
School admissions policy 2023-24
School admissions policy 2024-25
The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024
Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 May 2024. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2024, 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.
Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2024. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 2023, 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.
For Post 16, appeals will be heard within the same 40-day period; where a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results.
We invite parents to visit so that we can discuss the provision on offer to children in our Reception class, how it is tailored to meet the needs of the youngest children, parent concerns, how their needs would be met as they move through the school and school readiness. Children follow the same Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in Reception as in Nursery and Childminder settings. The Early Years is delivered in a way where learning involves lots of play and exploration rather than formal learning at tables and can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual child.
School Admissions Policy 2025-26
The proposed 2025 -26 admissions policy will be open for comment during a public consultation period between 1 November 2023 and 6 January 2024 at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or via [email protected].
2025-26 Jacobstow Proposed Admissions Policy
Proposed changes from the policy for 2025-2026 are highlighted in blue text.
The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2024.