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 schools/joining a school during the school year

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

Starting infant/primary school

Applying for a school place for September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply for a school place for September 2021.

The deadline for applications was 15 January 2021. 


Applying for a school place for September 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you will need to apply for a school place for September 2022. 

The application window will be between 7 September 2021 and 15 January 2022.


Starting junior school

Applying for a school place for September 2021

If your child is currently in year two at an infant school you will need to apply for a place in year three for September 2021. 

The deadline for applications was 15 January 2021.  


Applying for a school place for September 2022

You will need to apply for a place in year three for September 2022 if your child

  • was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015
  • currently attends an infant school

The application window will be between 7 September 2021 and 15 January 2022. 


Starting secondary school 

Applying for a school place for September 2021

If your child is currently in year six of a junior or primary school you will need to apply for a place in year seven in a secondary school for September 2021.  

The deadline for applications was 31 October 2020. 


Applying for a school place for September 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, you will need to apply for a place in year seven in a secondary school for September 2022.

The application window will be between 7 September 2021 and 31 October 2021. 


Transfer to a KS4 School

Applying to transfer to a KS4 school in September 2021

If you live in Cornwall you can apply for your child to start in year 9 at a KS4 school (UTC or studio school) in another county in September 2021.  KS4 schools include UTC Plymouth and Scott College.

The deadline for applications was 31 October 2020.


Applying to transfer to a KS4 school in September 2022

If you live in Cornwall you can apply for your child to start in year 9 at a KS4 school (UTC or studio school) in another county in September 2022. Such as UTC Plymouth or Scott College

The application window will be between 7 September 2021 and 31 October 2021. 

Other useful links

Find your designated school

Find out the designated school/s for your address.


Admission appeals

Information about appealing for a place at your preferred school


Waiting lists

Information about school waiting lists

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