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Admissions

Pre-school provision

We have our own pre-school on site that is part of the school and admit children from their third birthday. This enables a very smooth transition into the Reception class. Parents requiring provision for 2 year olds can attend the Pre-school at St Andrew's, Chardstock. We can then provide a smooth transition to the pre-school at Membury when they turn 3.

Entry to Reception

Children mainly attend our pre-school but we also welcome children from a variety of other settings.

Parents will need to complete the First Steps Steps Common Application  form for admission to Primary School. This is the D-CAF1, available from www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

Entry to Secondary School

Children from Membury Primary usually transfer to The Axe Valley Community College, Axminster, although some children transfer to Holyrood Academy, Chard,  Colyton Grammar School or The Woodroffe School. We have close links with Axe Valley and and a full transition programme is planned.  Parents will need to complete a Common Application form from the local authority for transfer to Secondary School. For Devon residents, this is the D-CAF3, available from http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by calling 0845 155 1019. Somerset residents can find more information by clicking here.

Contact details for individual schools

In Year Admissions

If you are planning to move your child during the year then all applications must be made in line with Devon LA's In Year co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. Further information and application forms are available from the school or the Local Authority admissions team (0845 1551019).

We welcome visits from prospective parents. Please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time.

All in year applications must be made in line with Devon's In-Year Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

The Governors will usually accept applications for children to join the school subject to KS1 class size legislation. The Devon Fair Access In-Year Protocol may be applied.

Admission Appeals

If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have a statutory right of appeal to an Appeals Panel which is independent of the school. If you have not been sent appeal papers with the decision letter refusing your application for admission, you can request a form from the School Admissions Team. You then have no less than 20 school days to return the papers, together with any supporting evidence you wish to include. You do not have to wait for this period of time before submission.

Any appeal for a place here may be subject to Key Stage One or Infant Class Size Legislation; a more limited form of appeal. This is the legal maximum number of children allowed in a Key Stage One class with one qualified teacher. There are very limited exceptions which would allow a school to exceed 30 children in a Key Stage One class.

The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel will give you at least 10 days’ notice of the date when your appeal will be heard. You will also be told when you should submit any further information you would like to be considered. You will receive evidence on behalf of the school before the appeal hearing.

After appeals are heard, decision letters should be sent within five school days; you will be able to find out the outcome by telephone before then.

For appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception for the 2018-19 intake, appeal forms should be requested by May 5th, returned by 15th May 2018, and appeals will be heard in June and July 2018.

For in-year admissions in any academic year, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

For further information on the appeals process, parents can contact the school office or the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.

Admissions Policy

Announcement

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/membury-primary to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by December 7th, 2018.

Year 4 Hooke Court

21 Nov 2018

Our Year 4 children, Mrs Cowan and Mrs Adair have all safely arrived at Hooke Court. They have had chance to settle into their rooms and make their beds before having lunch and beginning the first of...

Forest School Magic

13 Nov 2018

This week has been a very busy week for Owl Class. On Tuesday afternoon Owl Class traveled across to Chardstock for the fortnightly forest school lesson. This week we looked at the colours all around...

Tag Rugby Tournament

12 Nov 2018

What a day! Today Year 5 and 6 traveled with Mrs Cowan across to Axminster Primary Academy to compete in a multi-school Tag Rugby tournament. Membury played really well as a team and after a few close...

Marvellous Maths

09 Nov 2018

On Friday 9th November, Mrs Cowan organised a morning full of maths problem solving and investigations. We started the day with some fun games to get our minds working, before applying the skills that...

Mini Marines Year 6

17 Oct 2018

This week St Mary’s Primary School, Thorncombe hosted over 80 children from across the Acorn MAT, as children from Loders, Marshwood, Mrs Ethelston’s, Axminster, Membury and Chardstock joined them for...

Year 6 Dictionary Presentation

26 Sep 2018

We were very grateful of Axminster Rotary Club's donation of dictionaries to every Year 6 child. Our Year 6 children were really enthused to be using such bright, user friendly dictionaries. The Rotar...

Mini Marines

13 Jul 2018

Our Y5 and Y6 children spent the day at Chardstock St Andrews on Tuesday completing fitness and team building activities with Royal Marines Commandos. 

Year 3 Codebreaking

04 Jul 2018

Some of our talented mathematicians in Year 3 took part in a codebreaking competition with children from across the ACORN MAT. The event took place in Axminster and the c...

Sports Day

27 Jun 2018

On Tuesday afternoon we had our sports day on Membury Playing Field. The children enjoyed various events such as shot put, egg and spoon race, sprint, parents race and toddlers race to name but a few....

OFSTED

24 May 2018

Membury Primary Academy is celebrating another successful OFSTED inspection! The school was inspected in March and the report is packed with lots of positive comments and recognition of all the wonder...

World Book Day

09 Mar 2018

Robin and Owl class enjoyed 'World Book Day' a day early. Robin class studied villains in Roald Dahl stories, designed our own brooms based on 'Room on the Broom' and enjoyed making reading dens with...

Owl Class Book Tasting

08 Mar 2018

On the 28th February, Owl Class showcased their versions of the Lost Thing. Parents and Robin class were invited in to read the beautiful illustrated books that we had created and it was a fantastic s...

Discovering the Greek Gods and Goddesses

08 Mar 2018

In English we have been reading Percy Jackson and The Lighning Thief. As a challenge for Owl Class they were asked to research a God or Goddess from Greek mythology. The results were absolutely fantas...

Membury Skipathon for British Heart Disease

06 Mar 2018

On the 27th February 2018, Membury Primary Academy held a Skipathon. We had this event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. They very kindly gave us skipping ropes to use whilst we practic...

Owl Class Gardening Club

22 Feb 2018

Today we started the Owl Class Gardening Club and it was so much fun! We were split into two groups: the year fives and sixes, and year threes and fours. The younger ones were planting beautiful, col...

Santa Letters

14 Dec 2017

Robin class and Pre-School went to Membury Post Office this week to find out how a post office is run as part of our 'People that help us' topic. Many thanks to Sharon the postmistress who explained t...

Northcott Theatre Trip

11 Dec 2017

The children had a wonderful day on Wednesday seeing ‘Dick Whittington’ at the Northcott Theatre. They particularly enjoyed seeing a play being performed on a much larger scale than the Nativity and f...

History Walk

16 Nov 2017

Owls recently undertook a 'Membury through the Ages' topic during which they created a fantastic display for the Membury History Society Exhibition going back from Roman times to present day. As a fol...

Ambulance Call Handler Visit

16 Nov 2017

A big thank you to Chantelle Souttar for coming to talk to the children about how the ambulance call handling system works and her job as a call handler. The children enjoyed asking many questions abo...

Remembrance Observation

16 Nov 2017

The children observed a silence at 11am on Friday at the war memorial. We spoke about the importance of what we were doing, why it was important and talked about service people today. Emma read verses...