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Transition and Admission

Pre-school provision

We have our own purpose built pre-school on site that is part of the school. We admit children from their second birthday, and are open daily from 9.00-3.30pm. This enables a very smooth transition into the Reception class.

Entry to Reception

Children mainly attend our Early Years Centre for their pre-school but we also admit children from a variety of other settings.

Parents will need to complete the First Steps Steps Common Application form for admission to Primary School. This is the D-CAF1, available from www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline

Entry to Secondary School

Children from St Andrew’s transfer to The Axe Valley Community College, Axminster and Holyrood Academy, Chard, although some children transfer to Colyton Grammar School or The Woodroffe School. We have close links with Axe Valley and Holyrood schools and a full transition programme is planned. Parents will need to complete a Common Application form from the local authority for transfer to Secondary School. For Devon residents, this is the D-CAF3, available from http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissionsonline or by calling 0845 155 1019. Somerset residents can find more information by clicking here.

Please see our admissions policy for full details regarding admissions including in-year admissions.

Contact details for individual schools

In Year Admissions

If you are planning to move your child during the year then all applications must be made in line with Devon LA's In Year co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. Further information and application forms are available from the school or the Local Authority admissions team (0845 1551019).

We welcome visits from prospective parents. Please contact the school office on 01460 220534 to arrange a convenient time.

Admission Limits Academic Year 2017/18 from September 2017

Year Group Admission Limit
R 20
1 20
2 20
3 20
4 20
5 20
6 20

Please click here for information on admissions limits 2015-2017

All in year applications must be made in line with Devon's In-Year Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

The Governors will usually accept applications for children to join the school in-year up to the advertised admission limit for the Year Group for that Academic Year subject to KS1 class size legislation. The Devon Fair Access In-Year Protocol may be applied.

The Governors can change the advertised admission limits at any time to reflect changes in circumstances at the school.

All applications received on a particular day will be considered on the next school day. If there are more applications for a year group than there are spaces available then the applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee who will apply the oversubscription criteria in the Admissions Policy.

Any applications received over the admissions limit for that year group will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee.

A waiting list will be kept by the Admissions Committee for each Year Group. Waiting lists will be kept in order of the oversubscription criteria in the admissions policy. Places on lists will not be prioritised according to how long a child's name has been on the list.

Admission Appeals

If your application for admission is unsuccessful, you have a statutory right of appeal to an Appeals Panel which is independent of the school. If you have not been sent appeal papers with the decision letter refusing your application for admission, you can request a form from the School Admissions Team. You then have no less than 20 school days to return the papers, together with any supporting evidence you wish to include. You do not have to wait for this period of time before submission.

Any appeal for a place here may be subject to Key Stage One or Infant Class Size Legislation; a more limited form of appeal. This is the legal maximum number of children allowed in a Key Stage One class with one qualified teacher. There are very limited exceptions which would allow a school to exceed 30 children in a Key Stage One class.

The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel will give you at least 10 days’ notice of the date when your appeal will be heard. You will also be told when you should submit any further information you would like to be considered. You will receive evidence on behalf of the school before the appeal hearing.

After appeals are heard, decision letters should be sent within five school days; you will be able to find out the outcome by telephone before then.

For appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception for the 2018-19 intake, appeal forms should be requested by May 5th, returned by 14th May 2018, and appeals will be heard in June and July 2018.

For in-year admissions in any academic year, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

For further information on the appeals process, parents can contact the school office or the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.

2017 St Andrews Chardstock Admissions Policy

2018 St Andrews Chardstock Admissions Policy

2019 St Andrews Chardstock PS Admissions Policy

Announcement

We are looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow.  We will be doing the daily mile but slightly later than normal for the first day back.  Parents will be welcome to join us from Thursday.  Please remember PE kits and whilst it is still warm please remember water bottles.   

Holly Class - This is me performance

23 Jul 2018

Holly Class have been looking at the song 'This is Me' from The Greatest Showman recently. They have studied the meaning behind the lyrics and how important it is to be unique, independent and ourselv...

Willow and Oak Class trip - We The Curious

23 Jul 2018

Willow and Oak had a fantastic time at We The Curious. The children took part in a workshop about the key features of the digestive system. They were also able to explore the rest of the museum - this...

Pirates and Mermaids Performance

23 Jul 2018

Our year 6 children presented us with an incredible performance of Pirates and Mermaids with the support of year 4 and 5.  They performed a dress rehearsal to the whole school, a matinee performance t...

Residential - Fencing, Dinner time, Disco and Giant Swing

23 May 2018

Today is the final day of the residential.  We are looking forward to hearing all about it when the children return.  The children finished off their day yesterday with fenc...

Abseiling Residential Year 6

22 May 2018

The children are all having a wonderful time on the residential and all enjoyed abseiling yesterday afternoon.  

Year 6 Residential - Tunnel and Giant Swing

22 May 2018

The children have been exploring tunnels today.  They have also enjoyed using the giant swing.  

Residential Year 6

21 May 2018

It has been a great start to our stay so far. We arrived and were settled in, before having a tour of the fantastic site and playing some games. All children well fed and full of roast dinner, macaron...

Residential Year 6 Monday

21 May 2018

All children full of cooked breakfast, porridge and fruit and ready and waiting for our rafting morning on the Isle of Portland today. All Children slept well and up nice and early! All good.

Residential Year 6 Monday Raft Building

21 May 2018

A fantastic morning spent raft building at the sailing academy on Portland. "This is the best thing I've ever done!" Said one child.

Holly Class Longleat Trip

14 May 2018

​Holly class thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Longleat on Friday. Although it was a long day, their enthusiasm and intrigue of the animals was uplifting. On the way back, we counted 52 animals that...

Oak Class Forest School

09 May 2018

Oak class have been making bread down in forest school. The children made the dough themselves and then wound it around sticks, and cooked it over the fire. Some of the boys constructed a bush craft...

Hazel Class - we the curious Class Trip

09 May 2018

This month Hazel Class enjoyed a fantastic learning experience at 'we the curious' in Bristol. We had a wonderful time playing with some super science displays and learning...

Hazel and Holly's Celebration Worship

29 Apr 2018

The parents all enjoyed watching the children from Hazel and Holly Class performing their assembly. We heard lots of poetry, riddles and stories. Well d...

Maple Class Eco Animal Encounter Visit

27 Apr 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Eco Animal Encounters. We got to hold touch and get up close and personal with Bluebell the Blue tonged lizard, an Asian Forest scorpion, an African Bullfrog, a mi...

Holly Class African Land Snail Visit

25 Apr 2018

Holly class had a special visitor on Tuesday afternoon. Rosie, who has a pet Giant African Land Snail, brought in her special pet to show the children. The children were able to ask Rosie lots of ques...

Mrs Slingsby's Celebration Worship

18 Apr 2018

Mrs Slingsby retired at the end of the Spring Term. Mrs Slingsby had worked at St. Andrew's Primary for many years. We held a Celebration Worship to thank her for all of her hard work and dedication t...

Netball Tournament

28 Mar 2018

Six Key Stage 2 children represented the school in an Acorn Netball Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Mrs E's in Uplyme. They played a total of four matches and came third place. A huge well done to...

St. Andrew's Church Easter display

28 Mar 2018

Every child in school has produced a butterfly or flower to help make a display in the church for Easter. Please do go along and take a look.

Holly Class look at telling the time!

21 Mar 2018

Holly Class were looking at telling the time recently. 

Fizz Pop Science Assembly

21 Mar 2018

Fizz Pop Science gave the whole school a taste of how fun science can be today. They will running a club in the Summer Term, letters will be sent home shortly.

Fizz Pop Science

21 Mar 2018

The children from Willow and Oak had a fantastic morning with Alice from Fizz Pop Science! As their topic for this half term is Water, the children learnt about how liquids can change colour with the...

Recycled Sculpture Workshop

16 Mar 2018

Willow and Oak children took part in a recycled sculpture workshop with Peter Margerum, an artist and designer this week. They recycled plastic waste washed up from the sea in to an assortment of sea...

Holly Class Recycling Centre Day

08 Mar 2018

Holly class have had a lovely morning with Sally from Devon Recycling Centre,  learning lots about reusing, recycling and reducing our rubbish. They then all made a piece of paper each by creating a p...

World Book Day 2018

05 Mar 2018

World Book Day 2018 We are holding our very own World Book Day in school today. The children have dressed up as their favourite characters and have brought their favourite book in to school to share...

Holly Class Bicton Park Trip

03 Mar 2018

Just before half term Holly class concluded their learning on plants and rainforests by going on a trip to Bicton Park. It was thoroughly enjoyable and they were able to show off their knowledge as...

Holly Class

03 Mar 2018

Holly Class planted some coriander in September outside the classroom. Recently they picked it and made some potato salad using their own coriander. They have thoroughly enjoyed planting, looking afte...

Nativity 2017

15 Dec 2017

Our Reception and KS1 performed their Nativity play Chirstmas Counts this week. They all worked incredibly hard. Congratulations.

Clip and Climb Trip

01 Dec 2017

Willow and Oak Class spent the day at Clip and Climb this week. In their current topic they are looking at mountains. The children thoroughly enjoyed challenging themselves.

Exeter Chiefs Tag Rugby Tournament

05 May 2017

On the last day of term St. Andrews sent 2 teams to the tag rugby tournament that Exeter Chiefs organised. The teams were from year 3 and 4 and have been currently working with them on a Tuesday after...

Lady Chapel in St Andrew’s Church

05 May 2017

"Children throughout the school contributed to the decoration of the Lady Chapel in St Andrew’s Church with prayers on fish shapes to connect our knowledge with our patron Saint as a fisherman. The ch...

Holly Class Pen Pals

05 May 2017

Holly Class were extremely excited when the postman dropped of 29 letters today. Miss Andrews had secretly set up a pen pal from Cambridgeshire for each child in Holly Class. They had a great afternoo...

Shrove Tuesday

04 May 2017

The whole school celebrated Shrove Tuesday yesterday with a pancake race organised by Mrs Melville. All of the house teams worked together to earn lots of house points.

World Book Day

03 May 2017

St. Andrew's celebrated world book day today. The staff and children dressed as characters from their favourite books. The costumes were fantastic. Thank you to all of the children, parents and staff...

Holly Class Gymnastics

02 May 2017

Holly class loved their gymnastics session with Miss Andrews and Go Active on Monday afternoon. They practised their balances in groups of 2 and 3 and then performed them to the class at the end of th...

Stockland Cross Country

01 May 2017

Congratulations to all of the children that took part in Stockland Cross Country last night. Despite the very muddy conditions the children all ran exceptionally well! Thank you to Mrs Parsons for the...