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Come and be part of the St Peter’s community in Budleigh!
We have great learners, enthusiastic parents, supportive community groups and an amazing locality. Our school has high academic standards, superb musical opportunities and a wealth of sports clubs and facilities including our football pitch and on-site swimming pool. All of our current clubs can be seen here

We are very proud of all that we offer to our pupils and their families.

St Peter’s Budleigh has places available for children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 from outside of our catchment area including Exmouth, Otterton and surrounding areas (Reception 2021).

Reception starters 2020 – places still available!

Nursery places – available

At St.Peter’s, our Foundation unit cares for children aged 3-5 years old. We firmly believe that rather than being the receivers, children should be the discoverers of their learning. Our children learn best when they show high levels of energy and fascination so we take our direction from their interests, encouraging them to be curious individuals who can take risks, bounce back and challenge themselves to grow and learn. If our children are highly engaged in activities that are fun, there will be high attainment.

Call our school office on 01395 443167 or have a look at our Facebook page for an idea of all the things we do

To register your interest in nursery, please click here (this is not an application).

Other Year groups

Please contact us to find out more on 01395 443167.

If you would like further help with the admission process please see the Devon Admissions website and see below.

Further information

The governing board is the admissions authority, responsible for the admissions policies and decisions on applications for admission. We have an admissions policy for each academic year. They are written to comply with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. We take part in the co-ordinated admissions schemes of Devon County Council.

Applying to come here

Once you decide you would like a place, you must make a formal application. You can do this by applying to the Local Authority and not direct to the school. [A fresh application must be made for children who are attending our Nursery. Applications for nursery places are made direct to the school. Please see further information on our Nursery page.]

For the Normal Round intake into school, children are offered places to start in Reception at the beginning of the September term after their fourth birthday. Children who are admitted to a vacancy at any time after this point are called ‘In-Year’ Admissions.

The Local Authority

Devon County Council publishes information about admissions and its own policies to support the admissions application and appeals process. This is at

The appeals process is detailed at

For questions about your child joining the school or just about the admissions process in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the school direct or contact Devon School Admissions Service on 0345 155 1019 or by email to

Our Admissions Policies

You can find our admissions policies below – we review the school policy annually and may make changes if we feel this would be in the best interests of the school and our community.

The 2021 policy was varied on 30 October 2020. The variation added the following to the school’s admission arrangements and supplementary information form (SIF):

“In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.

St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 44316701395 443929

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