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Starting School

Choosing the right school for your child is a big decision for any family. Whether you are about to send your child to school for the first time, or moving into the area with older children,  if you would like your child to attend our school you are welcome to come and visit and see us in action.

The admissions arrangements detailed on this webpage apply to Buckfastleigh Primary School.  Westcountry Schools Trust (WesT) are the Admissions Authority.

Our Admission Policy for 2024/24 is here.

Our Admission Policy for 2023/24 is here.

Our Admission Policy for 2022/23 is here.

Our Admissions Policy for 2021/22 is here.  

Contact details for the Devon Admissions team are as follows...

Phone: 0345 155 1019



Devon County Council Admissions Website information including Appeals:
School admissions - Education and Families (


Devon County Council

School Admissions Team

Rm 60

County Hall




School Sessions



8:45 am – 12:15 pm







1:15 pm – 3:20 pm



 Please ensure that your child arrives at school by 8:50 am each day. 

Doors are opened from 8:35am every morning and the children can go into their classes as soon as they arrive on site.  Teachers will be ready to greet them with a smile and classrooms are set up for a morning activity.