School admissions

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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.

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 2022 entry
To apply for a place at one of these points of entry, go to our September 2022 admissions page.

Starting infant/primary school

For children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018

Transfer to junior school 

For children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 (attending an infant school in Cornwall)

Transfer to secondary school

For children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011

Starting at a university technical college or studio school

Year 9 at a KS4 school (UTC or studio school) in another county in September 2022, such as Scott College in Plymouth. 


Consultation on Cornwall Council’s admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled primary and secondary schools 2023/24

Please visit our Admission Arrangements 2023/24 page for more details of the consultation.

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