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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust


If you wish your child to join the College once the academic year has commenced, please contact the appropriate Office after reading the Admission Arrangements document - see link below:

To join Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 or 9)   Miss H Powell Tel: 01395 255600
To join Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) Mrs D Luff Tel: 01395 255679
To join Sixth Form  (Years 12 & 13)   Miss L Perryman Tel: 01395 255660

Policies and Admission Arrangements

See links below

Exmouth Community College Academy Trust is the admissions authority, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.

Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending our school, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01395 264761or by emailing julie.proctor@exmouthcollege.devon.sch.ukwho will be able to discuss admission with you. 

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not direct to the school. A fresh application must be made for children who not moving on from our Year 11 to Post-16 education in Year 12 here. Applications for Post-16 places are made direct to the school. Please see further information on our Post-16 website page.  Application form here



For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Year 7 at the beginning of the September term. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called 'In-Year' Admissions. 

The Local Authority

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at

Applications can be made online at using the forms available at  

The appeals process is detailed at

For questions about your child joining the school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to 

Our Admissions Policies

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.

Each academic year has its own policy document, with details about how to apply for a place in school from the start of Year 7 through to Post 16.

School admissions policy 2020-21

See our determined policy below.  If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or  

School admissions policy 2021-22

See our determined policy below. If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or  

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2020 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

School admissions policy 2022-23

See our determined policy below.  If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or  

Objections can be made up to 15 May 2021 to the Office of the Schools' Adjudicator.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2020

The School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 apply to appeals that are submitted by parents on or before 31 January 2021. They amend the timescales and processes referred to in our admissions arrangements. 

Appeals will not be heard at a face to face meeting. They will be heard by remote access – by video or telephone conference. Where it is not possible for a parent to take part by remote access, the appeal panel may make its decision based on the written information that is submitted. 

A new deadline for appeals will be at least 28 calendar days from the date of the refusal to admit. Appeals will be heard as soon as possible after they are submitted with parents given at least 14 days’ written notice of an appeal hearing. Parents may not submit additional evidence on the day of the appeal. 

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021

Appeals at the normal round of admissions will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 31 March 2021. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 1 March 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. 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.