Cranbrook Education Campus is part of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust. The Ted Wragg Academy Trust is the admissions authority for our school, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions when there is an application for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. Policies are written to comply with the School Admissions Code 2021 and the School Admissions Appeals Code 2022. We take part in the normal round and the in-year coordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.
If you need any support or assistance with the admissions process, please visit the Devon County Council School Admissions page, or call 0345 155 1019. Before making an application to join Cranbrook Education Campus, please read our Admissions Policy below.
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 01404 823293 or by emailing [email protected].
Applying to come here
Once you decide you would like a place in the main intake into Reception or Year 7 (we call this the normal round) or at any other time after this, 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 are attending our Nursery/Preschool. Applications for Nursery/Preschool places are made direct to the school. Please see further information on our Nursery/Preschool page below.
For the normal round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday, even if they intend to defer admission until later in the academic year.
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 www.devon.gov.uk/admissions
There is an appeals process if an application is refused; this is detailed at www.devon.gov.uk/school-appeals
For questions about your child joining the school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to [email protected].
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 Reception through to Year 6 and the start of Year 7 to Year 11.
Admissions policy for 2025-26: Annual Consultation
Along with all our schools and academies in Devon, we are consulting on an admission policy for 2025-26. The Local Authority is also consulting on its admission arrangements. You are invited to look at the proposals which are based on policies for this year and next year and have your say.
The consultation runs until 12 January 2024. Policies will be determined by the end of February and published in the same places by 15 March next year. You can comment at [email protected].
The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2025
The deadline for submitting appeals allows appellants at least 20 school days to prepare and submit a written appeal. The appeal must then be heard within 40 school days for the normal round and within 30 days for in-year admissions.
Allocation date for the normal round Reception: 16 April 2025
Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: 31 May 2025
Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: 25 July 2025
Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 25 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.
Allocation date for the normal round new Year 7: 3 March 2025
Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: 22 April 2025
Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: 24 June 2025
Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 22 April will be heard by 24 June. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.
In-year appeals can be submitted after a refusal. They will be heard within 30 school days of an appeal being submitted.
Applying for a Nursery Place
If you would like to apply for a place in our Nursery, please complete and return the form below
We are open term time only and have an intake of new children in September, January and April, if spaces are available. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to allocate all the sessions you require due to current numbers. We will do our best to offer you some of the sessions you need or you may have to wait until the next intake.
Please contact us via the nursery email: [email protected] to ask any questions you may have.
Please find below further information about Free School Meals Pupil Premium and how to apply and information on our nut allergy procedure.
Applying for a Primary Place
If you are interested in joining our Primary school or would like a tour of the school, please email [email protected]
If you are applying for a normal round school transfer to Reception, please apply for your place using the Devon County Council Admissions page. Nearer the time, we will hold open evenings/morning tours for you to view the campus. Please see our Admission Policies below.