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Parents & Pupils


Come and visit us

If you are interested in your child attending Horwood & Newton Tracey Primary School, you are welcome to come in and visit us. You can arrange a visit on 01271 858373 or by emailing

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 direct to Devon Admissions on School admissions – Education and Families ( A fresh application must be made for children who are attending our Nursery.

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

Horwood and Newton Tracey Academy is a member of TEAM Multi Academy Trust which 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. 

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at

The appeals process is detailed at

For questions about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school 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, with details about how to apply for a place in school from the start of Reception through to Year 6.

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024 

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.

Normal round intake:

Allocation date for Reception or junior school Year 3: Tuesday 16 April 2024

Deadline for appeal forms to be submitted: Friday 31 May 2024

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days, by: Friday 26 July 2024

Where possible, appeals that are submitted after 31 May will be heard by 26 July. If that is not possible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being submitted.