Apply for a nursery school place

If you want to apply for a school place at a nursery school, you must apply to the nursery school direct.

Find out more about applying for a nursery place

Apply for an infant or primary (reception or foundation) school place

If you live in Plymouth, you can apply online for a primary or infant reception/foundation school place for your child.

Once you've created an account through the Citizen Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preference).

Find out more about applying for an infant or primary school place

Apply for a junior (year 3) school place

If you live in Plymouth, you can apply online for a junior school place for your child.

Once you have created an account through the Citizen Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preferences).

Find out more about applying for a junior school place

Apply for a secondary (year 7) school place

If you live in Plymouth, you can apply online for a secondary (year 7) school place for your child.

Once you've created an account through the Citizen Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preference).

Find out more about applying for a secondary school place

Apply for a key stage 4 (years 9 or 10) place

If you live in Plymouth, you can apply online for a key stage 4 (years 9 or 10) school place for your child. You need to read the individual school's admission arrangements to see what year they accept children from.

Once you've created an account through the Citizen Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preferences).

Find out more about applying for a key stage 4 place

Apply for a sixth form (years 12 or 13) school place

If you want to apply for a school place at a school sixth form (years 12 or 13), you must apply to the school directly.

Apply for an in-year school transfer school place

If your child is already at school and you want a transfer of school in Plymouth, you can apply using the in-year school transfer application.

You can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preferences). Some schools (mainly faith schools) also ask you to complete additional paper forms that must be sent directly to them.

Find out more about applying for an in-year school transfer school place

Don't forget to

  • Check to see if the school has an open day which you can attend.
  • Ask the headteacher for advice and information on the school or book an appointment to visit the school.
  • Visit the school's website, most will have a prospectus which gives more information about the school.

Can I educate my child at home? 

Yes, in some circumstances, you can educate your child at home.  

For more information about school admissions please email schooladmissions@plymouth.gov.uk