Admission arrangements 2024-25

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 2024/25

The Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes describe the way that Cornwall Council manages the allocation of places at schools in Cornwall and how it lets parents and carers know which school place their child has been allocated.

Cornwall Council is asking for views on the Schemes as it is a requirement to do this every seven years when there have been no changes to the processes.  At this time we are not suggesting any changes to the processes described in the arrangements.  We would still like to hear the views of parents, carers, schools and other people who have experienced the process or have an interest in it.

Cornwall Council must follow the Government’s School Admissions Code 2021.  The Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes are written in accordance with this document.  This means that we have to follow certain rules but it is important for us to hear from you about what this is like for parents and carers.

You can view the arrangements here:

You can share your views on our Let’s Talk page:

Let's Talk Cornwall: Co-ordinated admissions schemes for schools

The deadline for your comments is 31 October 2022

You can also let us know your views in writing:

Following the consultation the Council will consider the feedback and agree the final arrangements by the deadline of 1 January 2023.  The final decision will be made by the Service Director, Education.  The arrangements will then be published on the Cornwall Council website so that you can see any changes and how we are responding to feedback.

If you need help with letting us know your views or you need this information in a different format, please contact the School Admissions Team on 0300 1234 101.

There is an Easy Read guide available here:

Easy Read Guide for Admissions Consultation

Admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools 2024/25 

The admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools will be available to view here by 28 February 2023

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 2024/25

The admission arrangements for:

  • academy
  • trust and
  • voluntary-aided schools

must be published on the individual school's website from 28 February 2023.

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

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