Documents and Policies
RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete)
You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settings. RAAC is a lightweight form of concrete; because it is weaker than regular concrete, concerns have been raised about its long-term durability. Department for Education (DfE) has recently changed its guidance to education settings on the management of RAAC to take a more precautionary approach and as a result areas in affected spaces will be vacated.
We wanted to inform you that we are not affected by this decision as we do not have RAAC in any of our school buildings and therefore they will continue to function as normal. We understand that parents may want to understand more about the support to educational settings to manage RAAC safely. You can read more through the article published by the DfE on the Education Hub.
Please find below links to our school documents and policies. All of these are kept in printed form in the school office.
If you need any of the documents, including in an alternative format e.g., printed copies or large print please ask at the school office, where the staff will be able to provide copies free of charge.
All of our Policies are reviewed regularly and all policies have Equality Impact Statements to ensure they are meeting the aims of the general public sector equality duty.
* Ref Admissions Policies below: The following amendments were made in August 2021 to the determined policy for 2021 - 22 and 2022-23 to comply with the revised School Admissions Code 2021: priority for children adopted from state care outside England was added to oversubscription criterion 1; wording added to reflect that decisions on in-year admissions must be sent to a parent within 15 school days; provision added for Hard to Place children; advice added regarding applications for overseas children.
School admissions policy 2024-25
See the policy below. This will be open for comment during a public consultation for all policies in Devon between 1 November 2022 and 6 January 2023 at www.devon.gov.uk/admissioarrangements If you have any comments regarding the policy, you can contact us at the school or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed changes from the policy for 2023 are highlighted in red text. The policy will be determined by our admissions authority before the end of February and published here by 15 March 2023.