Come and Visit Us

If you are interested in your child joining Newton Poppleford Primary School,  please contact us on to discuss what we have to offer and to arrange a visit if you can. Alternatively, you can call the school office on 01395 568300.

Once you decide you would like a place, you must make a formal application through Devon County Council Admissions.


Reception class intake - Starting school

The admissions policy is to admit four-year-old children born between 1st September and 31st August in the Autumn term. Primary School applications for residents of Devon are made between 15 November and 15 January at

There are different options for parents of children starting school in Reception. This includes part-time education and deferring or delaying admission until later in the Reception year or, for children with birthdays in the summer term, to the following September. Come and talk to us if you are considering this.  

Each Devon school serves a particular area, but parents may apply for a place for their child in any school. The School accepts the principle of parental choice and considers applications for children living outside the School’s designated area. Places are allocated with priority given to children living in the designated area and to children outside of our catchment with siblings in School.  Parental preference is only refused if it would prejudice the efficient use of resources or the Planned Admission Number set by the Area Education Authority.

The 2023 and 2024 Admission policy can be found below and on the School Policies page. It is also to be found, along with other schools, at

2025 Admission policy is currently undergoing consultation, you can find the document below.

Further details can be found on the School Admissions page on Devon's website


In-year applications (moving schools or to the area)

Please contact us on to discuss what we have to offer as some year groups may be full. If we have spaces, you can apply for a place through Devon County Council at  



Admissions consultation for academic year 2025 - 2026

Devon County Council is responsible for coordinating applications for admission to all state-funded schools in its area. Arrangements have previously been determined for this year (2023/24) and for next year (2024/25) and they are now consulting on arrangements for the following year, 2025/26.


The consultation period takes place between 1 November 2024 and 5 January 2025.

You can comment on any of the proposals by emailing or by writing to Admissions Policy Consultation, Room L60, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QG or by email or letter to the school or schools you would like to comment on.
The draft admissions policy for Newton Poppleford for academic year 2025 -2026 is attached.