Southmead Primary School

Southmead Primary School

Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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Hello Children,
At Southmead we welcome you and your mummies and daddies and / or carers to school so you can see our children learning.  If you haven't had a chance to do this, we feel it is important that you see and experience the fun that our children have each day at school so ...   We have made a quick video to show you.  We hope you enjoy it.


If you have any questions, please get your adult to give us a call on 01271 812448 or email us at  


We would be only too happy to help.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mr Plumb and ALL at Southmead.


Welcome to Southmead School

Applying for a Reception place

Please contact the school office to make an appointment, to come and look around the school.

As soon as you step into Southmead Primary School we hope you feel we are a 'family' and we will always work in partnership with you.  Your child will feel valued as an individual.  We celebrate the talents they bring with them and we strive to help them to develop skills which will equip them for a global, diverse community in the 21st Century.  We want them to be happy, to try hard and to develop resilience and a 'can do' attitude to life.  Our curriculum is interesting, broad, balanced and includes a range of visits, visitors, input from our children and parents / carers.  Our staff enjoy learning, challenge themselves and train regularly to meet the needs of your children.  We welcome help from you so let us know if you would like to come into school.


The governing board 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.

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place in Reception or at any other time after this, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority (via the link below) and not direct to the school. 


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. 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 via the link below or by using the forms here.


The appeals process is detailed via this link below.


For questions about your child joining the school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office 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, which details how to apply for a place in school from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

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