School admissions

Finding the right school place for your child is important as a parent/carer. The admissions pages aim to provide you with all the information you need to apply for a school place. Please use the contact details on this page if you need further advice.

Some private organisations provide information on the availability of school places.  You should always contact the School Admissions Team for up to date information.

Important: Planned changes to Home to School Travel Assistance provided through Cornwall Council

Please be advised that there are planned changes which will mean that travel assistance currently in place for some school children will not be available to children starting school in September 2024. It is suggested that parents take these changes into account when applying for school places. Further details on the planned changes can be found via the survey link below.  You can also provide your own thoughts and feedback on the changes by completing the short survey.

Changing/joining a school during the school year - 'in-year' admissions

To apply to join a school or change schools during the school year go to our Changing Schools In-year page.

Normal round admissions 

School place applications for September 2024 entry

The application system will open on 5 September 2023, go to our September 2024 admissions page.

  • Starting infant/primary school
    For children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020

  • Transfer to junior school 
    For children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 (attending an infant school in Cornwall)

  • Transfer to secondary school
    For children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013

  • Starting at a university technical college or studio school
    Year 9 at a KS4 school (UTC or studio school) in another county in September 2024, such as Scott College in Plymouth. 

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