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How to apply for a place at Honiton Community College

Thank you for considering Honiton Community College for your child.  Most of our students join us in Year 7 at the age of 11, but we also accept students into other year groups including Post 16.  

There are no selection tests, and students of all talents and abilities are welcome provided we have a space and can accommodate their needs.

Joining us? Here’s what you’ll need to know!

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Our admissions policy

Our admissions policy, including details of our catchment area, can be found here  together with previous documents.

If we have more applications than places, then we will use the oversubscription criteria set out below:


1) Priority will be given to looked-after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.


2) Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs or those of their parents.


3) Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area, who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.


4) Priority will next be given to children living within the catchment area, on roll at a linked school – Awliscombe C of E Primary; Broadhembury C of E Primary, Fairway C of E Primary, Honiton Primary, Littletown Primary, Offwell C of E Primary, Stockland C of E Primary, Upottery Primary.


5) Priority will next be given to other children living within the catchment area.


6) Priority will next be given to children living outside the catchment area, who are siblings of pupils on roll at this school.


7) Priority will next be given to children living outside the catchment area, on roll at a linked school.


8) Priority will next be given to children of members of staff who have been employed at this school for more than two years or recruited within the past two years to fill a vacancy for which there was a skills shortage.


9) Other children who fall outside of the preceeding categories.

“The Next Step”

“The Next Step”, a document which explains the arrangements for transferring to secondary school, is published by Devon County Council in accordance with Section 8(5) of The Education Act 1980. It is available online and in paper format from The School Admissions Team, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX4 2QG. Devon’s education helpline is 0845 155 1019.

Year 7 admissions

You can apply from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a place in our new Year 7 intake – it’s quick and easy to use and there is no risk that your application will be lost in the post. Simply click on the button below from September to the end of October.


In-year admissions

A number of our students join the school after the age of eleven as a result of transferring schools or moving into the area. Parents of these students can make an appointment to visit the College, but they must apply but they are required to apply through Devon Local Authority where the ‘in-year’ admissions criteria will be used when considering any application for place at the school outside the normal Year 7 admissions route.

The in-year admissions oversubscription criteria are those detailed above, without the priority for children at partner or linked primary schools. As far as possible, students will be transferred onto appropriate courses. The greatest difficulties arise when students transfer during their GCSE course. This is more problematic to accommodate because different schools follow different courses run by different examination boards. We provide a list of the College’s examination syllabuses at GCSE and it is always helpful to consider these in advance.


Post-16 admissions

We ask all external students to complete the D-CAF5, Devon Key Stage 5 Common Application Form and to send it in to the Post-16 office. Send an email to, or post it to FAO Selena Burroughs, Honiton Community College, School Lane, Honiton, EX14 1QT.

Applications submitted late, after our closing date, will be considered after those received on time. The form is available from the College Office.

College tours

If you would like to come and look around the College before applying, please contact us by emailing or ring 01404 42283 and ask about tours for new starters. You will still need to apply for a place through Devon County Council.

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