Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road welcomes prospective students and their parents, guardians or carers to experience our School on both open events and individual tours. Our open day events or seeing the School in action and being able to talk with staff and students will enable you to get a real sense of our community and what a warm, friendly and exciting school TCS is.
To find out if there are places available in the relevant year group, please email Student Services. All prospective in-year admission students and their parents, guardians or carers are invited on a tour and to meet with the relevant staff to ensure a smooth transition is made and appropriate support and guidance is given. Tours are available throughout the academic year at a time to suit you.
How to apply to TCS Exeter Road
All admission applications must be made through Devon County Council
After receiving notification of your allocated place, the School will contact you directly with further information about transition from primary school or your current secondary school.
The school’s Admission’s Policy for 2020 – 21 is available to view here.
If you live within the Teignmouth Community School catchment area and are over three miles, by the shortest walking route, from the school, then you may be eligible for free transport from Devon County Council.
Consultation on our Admissions policy for 2022-23
Below you will see a link to our proposed admissions policy for 2022-23. We are consulting on this between 1 November and 8 January and invite any parent or other person with an interest in our admission arrangements to read the policy and make any comments you wish. You will see where there are changes, the text is in red – either something we propose to add or, if it has a line through it, something we propose to remove.
One of the proposals is to add children who have been adopted from state care outside of England to our oversubscription criterion 1. This is in anticipation that the Department for Education will require this change for all schools as it has just consulted on changes to the School Admissions Code. It is possible that the Department’s timescales may mean that the Code is not amended before the end of February, when we have to formally set our policy. If that is the case, we may have to determine our policy without that change and then alter it later in spring or summer. We are bringing it to your attention though as a change in policy that we expect to have to introduce.
Other than changes in red and dates moving forward a year, the way our policy will work is the same as in the previous year, 2021-22 which you can also see above.
If you have any comments, you can make them to Devon County Council which is co-ordinating the consultation. Further information is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. You will be able to view the proposed policies for all state-funded schools in Devon and the Local Authorities policies there too.
The consultation ends on 8 January and all policies must be determined by 28 February and published in the same places by 15 March.