Acorn Multi Academy Trust is the admissions authority for its member schools.

This means the MAT is responsible for determining the admissions policies for its schools and taking decisions on applications. The local governing bodies of each school play an active part in the admissions process. 

You can find out more about the applications process by looking at your Local Authority School Admissions web pages:

Devon County Council Admissions

Dorset County Council Admissions

Our Admissions Policies 

Admissions policies are reviewed every year in the Autumn Term. You can find our determined admissions policies below - we review the school policies annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the school and 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.

Devon School admissions policies 2019-20

Devon School admissions policies 2020-21

Devon School admissions policies 2021-22

Dorset School admissions policies 2019-20

Admissions Appeals

Changes to school admission appeals due to Coronavirus

New guidance has been published and is in force from 24 April to 31 Jan 2021



Links to school admission arrangements

Axminster Community Primary School
Mrs Ethelston’s CE Primary School
Marshwood CE Primary Academy
Membury Primary Academy
St Andrews CE Primary Academy
Loders CE Primary Academy

To provide high quality education and deliver the best possible outcomes for young people, enabling every child to reach his or her potential, regardless of background.

Years 5 and 6 at Marshwood

18 Apr 2018

Butterflies in the library

18 Jul 2017

Mrs Bowie came to work with KS2 at St. Andrew's Primary to create an art installation for the library. The children created four hundred butterflies to celebrate all the wonderful books that are in sc...

Core Value Banners

18 Jul 2017

St Andrew's is delighted to share its new Core Value Banners. The banners were designed and drawn by the children working alongside the artist Fee Bowie and Mrs Gilmour-White. Fee Bowie then enlarged...

Oak Class Trip to London

18 Jul 2017

On Wednesday 11th March, children from Year 5 and 6 from St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock were given the amazing opportunity to fly to London for the day.  The children flew from Exeter to London...

St Andrew’s recognised for its high achievement

18 Jul 2017

St Andrew’s C of E Primary Academy Chardstock has received a high ranking in the BBC’s school league table. The school’s results place it 34th out of all state primary schools nation...

Flamingo Pool - People's Millions Vote

18 Jul 2017

Thank you from the Flamingo Pool in Axminster to all our parents and staff who voted in the People's Millions TV show . All our schools use the Flamingo Pool for swimming lessons, and many parents and...