Axe Valley Academy

Admission Arrangements

Admission Arrangements

Axe Valley Academy follows the LA’s arrangements for admission into the college.

Devon Education Authority has responsibility for arrangements for the admission of students.  Providing your child is attending a Devon primary school, details of the arrangements for transfer to secondary school/college will be sent early during Year 6.

You will be able to express a first preference and will receive information about the procedure established by the LA to determine allocations. 

Further Information:

Applications to Axe Valley Academy for Year 6 into 7 should be made through Devon Local Authority School Admissions (t: 0345 155 1019) and will be considered in accordance with the arrangements set out by the LA.

Applications for any other years  (known as ‘In Year’) should also be made through Devon Local Authority School Admissions. The named contact for admissions enquiries at the Academy is Jon Scott, Assistant Headteacher.

Information for New Students starting school

Oversubscription criteria:

If the number of applications for admission exceeds the PAN or admission limit for the year group concerned, the Admissions Committee will apply the following Oversubscription Criteria to every application received and rank students in descending order of priority, admitting up to the PAN or admission limit and refusing all other applications.

1) Children in Care (in the care of a Local Authority) and students who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted, subject to a residence order or Special Guardianship Order.

2) Students whose home address is situated within the designated College catchment area, who has a sibling who has attended the College for at least one month at the time of application and who will still have a sibling attending the College at the proposed date of admission.

3) Children of staff who are recruited to fill a vacant post at the College after the 1st where there is a demonstrable skills shortage for the post in question [or the member of staff has been employed at the College for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the College is made]

4) Students who currently attend any one of the following College’s partner primary phase schools:

  • All Saints C of E Primary School
  • Axminster Community Primary School
  • Beer C of E Primary School
  • Colyton Primary School
  • Hawkchurch C of E Primary School
  • Kilmington Primary School
  • Membury Primary School
  • Mrs Ethelston’s C of E Primary School
  • Musbury Primary School
  • Seaton Primary School
  • Shute Community Primary School
  • St Andrew’s C of E Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

5) Students whose home address is situated in the designated College catchment area.

6) Students whose home address is situated outside the designated College catchment area, who has a sibling who has attended the College for at least one month at the time of application and who will still have a sibling attending the College at the proposed date of admission.

7) Students whose home address is situated outside of the designated College catchment area.

A tie breaker will be applied where the PAN or admission limit for the year group concerned is reached part way through any oversubscription criterion and there is a need to decide which students meeting this criterion are to be allocated places and which are to be refused. A straight line measurement will be calculated between the ‘address point’ of the home and the ‘address point’ of the college for each student falling within the criterion. Places will be allocated to those students living nearest to the College according to the distance measurement.

Further Information:

Devon Local Authority School Admissions
Information for New Students starting school