School Admissions

Consultation on admission arrangements 2021/2022

We will be consulting on our admission arrangements for 2021/2022 through Plymouth City Council. The consultation will be live between 9 December 2019 and 19 January 2020. If you wish to find out about our policy or make any comment, please visit

If you are considering our school for your son or daughter, starting in September 2020 you can visit the school on the following dates. Please contact the office to let them know you will be attending, contact details are at the foot of the page.

Wednesday 13th Nov @ 09.30- FULL
Wednesday  27th Nov @ 13.45- FULL
Friday 10th Jan @ 09.30

Details of the arrangements for admission for the 2020/2021 academic year can be found here

Details of the arrangements for admission for the 2019/2020 academic year can be found here

Details of the arrangements for admission for the 2018/2019 academic year can be found here

Information regarding the admission arrangements

Admission authorities must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted on at least every seven years. Consultation must be for a minimum of eight weeks and must take place between 1st November and 1st March of the year before those arrangements are to apply. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed admission arrangements.

Many schools will have more applicants than places, and it is essential that the criteria used to allocate places when a school is oversubscribed are fair, clear, and objective. They must also comply fully with all statutory requirements including the mandatory requirements of the School Admissions Code.

The School Admissions Code provides guidelines on achieving good practice in setting oversubscription criteria for admission authorities to help them ensure that their admission arrangements are fair to all children and their families, and promote social equity rather than working against it. It also identifies oversubscription criteria that are unfair and must not be used.

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