Apply for a secondary school place in September 2021

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Is your child currently in year six at a junior or primary school? If so, you will need to apply for a place in year seven at a secondary school for September 2021. The deadline for applications was 31 October 2020. 

When will I find out which school has been allocated for my child?

You will be sent an email on 1 March 2021 (if you applied by 31 October 2020). The emails will be sent during the day - you should receive your email by midday. It will have a link to a letter telling you your allocation. If you applied using a paper application we will send you a letter confirming your allocation.

If you do not receive your email please check your spam folder.  Remember you can also log back in to your Parent Portal account to check your allocation.

Make a late application

Please note that the national deadline for applications (31 October 2020) has now passed. If you are applying now the late application process will be followed.  Please refer to the booklet below for more information.

All of the information you need to consider when applying and what happens next can be found in the information booklet:

Please read this information before applying for a place. This is to help you to understand how the admissions process works. This includes how places will be allocated. You may also find admissions mythbuster useful.

If you have applied in the past for an older child the system has now changed from Citizen Portal to Parent Portal.  You will need to create a new account with Parent Portal to apply this year.

Make a late application for a secondary transfer place

Apply for a grammar school in Devon

Do you live in Cornwall and want to apply for a grammar school in Devon? If so, information regarding testing is available on the Plymouth City Council website: 

In light of the delay to the testing we strongly recommend the following:

  • you may still put a grammar school as a first and/or second preference
  • you should also list your nearest or designated school as a second and/or third preference.

Please note that the Cornwall application form allows up to three preferences.

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