Admission arrangements 2023-24

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Cornwall Council is the admission authority for:

  • community schools; and
  • voluntary-controlled schools. 

This means it must set the admission arrangements for these schools.

All other schools are responsible for setting and publishing their own admission arrangements.  These schools are:

  • academies
  • free schools
  • foundation schools
  • trust schools
  • voluntary-aided schools

The academy trust or governing body is the admission authority for the school.  They must publish their arrangements on their school website.

Cornwall Council also sets a Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme annually.  The Council must co-ordinate applications to all state-funded schools in Cornwall.  The schemes set out the processes that the Council will follow.

Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme 2023/24

Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme 2023/24

Consultation on the Admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools 2023/24 

Cornwall Council is undertaking statutory consultation on the arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools for 2023/24. This is in line with the School Admissions Code 2021. We are consulting with parents and carers, schools and other relevant parties.

Comments are invited on any aspect of the arrangements including the proposed changes which are explained here:

Change to oversubscription criteria – Richard Lander School

It is proposed to add children of paid staff to the oversubscription criteria for Richard Lander School.  The oversubscription criteria is used to decide who should get places when there are more applications than places available. You can see where this would be added in the draft arrangements below.

Changes to Published Admission Numbers

A reduction in the Published Admission Numbers for two primary schools is proposed. (This is the number of pupils that a school will admit up to in reception for 2023 entry.) The reductions are to support more efficient class organisation and planning. The changes are at the request of the schools, supported by the Local Authority.

  • Torpoint Infant and Nursery School - reduction from 120 to 100
  • Carbeile Junior School - reduction from 120 to 100

No other changes are proposed.

You can view the proposed admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools here:

The consultation document and an Easy Read Guide can be viewed here:

You can share your views on our Let’s Talk page before the deadline of 31 January 2022:

You can also let us know your views in writing:

By email:

By post:

School Admissions Team, Cornwall Council, West 3, New County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY

The arrangements apply to the following schools:

Infant and primary schools:

  • Bosvigo School
  • Burraton School
  • Calstock CP School
  • Cubert School
  • Devoran School
  • Flushing CE Primary School
  • Fourlanesend CP School
  • Goonhavern Primary School
  • Gorran School
  • Kea CP School
  • Marlborough School
  • Mylor Bridge CP School
  • Penpol School
  • Perran-ar-worthal CP School
  • St Erme with Trispen CP School
  • St Germans Primary School
  • St Mary’s C of E School, Truro
  • St Neot CP School
  • St Stephens (Saltash) Community Primary School
  • Stithians CP School
  • Stoke Climsland School
  • Torpoint Nursery and Infant School

Junior schools:

  • Carbeile Junior School
  • St Ives Junior School

Secondary school:

  • Richard Lander School

Admission arrangements for academy, foundation, trust and voluntary-aided schools 2023/24

The admission arrangements for:

  • academy
  • trust and
  • voluntary-aided schools

must be published on the individual school's website from 28 February 2022.

If you cannot find the arrangements you are looking for please contact us.

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