Totnes St. John’s Church of England Primary School is a member of the ACE Academy for Excellence Trust. The Trust is responsible for the school’s admissions policies and for decisions on applications for admission to our school. Our admission arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admission Appeal Code and work within the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.


If you are interested in joining us, either at the main intake into reception or at any other time afterwards, you are welcome to come along and let us show you what we have to offer. You can make an appointment to visit or call to talk to us on 01803 864695.  You can also email us at


Below you can view our admissions policies and further sources of information. Applications for admission to the school must be made using application forms provided by Devon County Council at (Parents of children resident outside of Devon should use the application forms provided by their local authority for the main Reception intake.)

The Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021

 Appeals at the normal round of admissions to Reception will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals on 20 May 2021. Where the application was not made in time for a decision to be made on 16 April 2021, they will be heard within that 40 day period or, if that is not possible, within 30 days of the appeal being lodged. In-year admission appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

If you would like further information, please contact us in school on 01803 864695, Devon’s Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or go to the follow websites: ​

Admissions Policy 2020 - 2021
Admissions Policy 2021 - 2022 
Admissions Policy 2022 - 2023