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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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School Admissions

If you are a prospective parent/carer interested in our School, please click on the link below to view our virtual tour. This will give you a taster of what we can offer.

For more information about admissions, please refer to the information below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to either:

  • ring (01803 613296)


Our Nursery

 The hours for our Nursery are in line with the rest of the school, enabling nursery-aged children to attend from 7.45am to 6pm each day.

The Nursery is overseen by our excellent, experienced and fully qualified Nursery Teacher, Miss French.

Nursery Admissions

The new year starts in September. Your child will be eligible if he/she is 2 (or above) by 31st August.

Parents of Nursery children who have expressed an interest in a place for their child in September 2022 will be contacted on 1st May, 2022, by email. Anyone who hasn't already contacted the School about a place for their child can email the school on:

We hold an open evening in the Spring and would, under normal circumstances, love you to come and have a look around the Nursery and meet the staff. 


The Nursery admissions policy (see link below), will give you more information about our Nursery and what the options are for your child if you would like them to attend.


If you need any more information or have any questions please contact the school office either by email: 

or telephone: 01803 613296


If you wish to be considered for a Nursery place in future years from September 2022 please complete the Expression of Interest form (link below) and we will contact you nearer the time of admission. 


Early Years Education Funding for two, three and four year olds

Some two year old children are eligible for 15 hours of free education and childcare per week, 38 weeks per year. For more information about the scheme, whether you are eligible and how to apply, please visit:     


All three and four year old children are entitled to 15 hours of free education and childcare per week, 38 weeks per year, while some three and four year olds may qualify for 30 hours of free education and childcare per week, 38 weeks per year. For more information about these entitlements, please visit:


You may find the following information useful:

Our School: Primary School Admission

Primary School Admission – September 2022

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you must apply for a school place between 1 November 2021 and 15 January 2022
  • Even if you are in our Nursery you must apply for a School Place.
  • You can apply for a primary school place through Torbay Council from 1st November at
  • Please register your interest in a school place by completing the ‘Expression of Interest in School Form' link below.


The School’s planned admission number (PAN) is 90. This means that each year we have 90 places in our Reception classes for children to take up.


For information relating to admissions, please click on the following link:

Primary Schools Admissions


For Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools, i.e. Sherwell Valley Primary School,  in Torbay, please click the following link:

 There is a short period of induction when children attend part time.


Applying for a place at Secondary School 

Secondary School Admission – September 2022 – for Year 6 Parents


  • If your child is in Year 6 you should apply for a secondary school place for September 2022 between 1st September 2021 and the 31st October 2021 (midnight)
  • You can obtain a copy of the TIPS8 guidance and apply online at
  • You still have to apply for a place even if your child has taken or is taking a selective test for a grammar school place.


Please click on the link below for information regarding entrance tests for some secondary schools.