Coronavirus (COVID-19) and school admissions
We are monitoring government guidance and currently considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on school admissions. Further information on the impacts of the coronavirus can be found here.
News: Ofsted is changing how it inspects schools
Following a consultation, Ofsted will inspect schools using a new education inspection framework (EIF) from September 2019. More information can be found on GOV.UK.
If you live in Devon, you can apply here for a place in a mainstream state primary or secondary school.
If your child lives in another local authority area – including Plymouth City Council or Torbay Council – contact them for information about how to apply.
Your child must be in full time education at the beginning of the term following his or her fifth birthday. This would be at a school unless you decide to educate at home, in which case you should contact us on 0345 155 1019 for further advice. Find out more about why you should apply for a school place.
If it is a nursery or pre-school place you require, please see our information at Admissions to nursery places and foundation stage units in schools.
- Normal round admissions – when children start at a school at the earliest possible time for that school or (for schools which provide education all-through from reception to year 11) who transfer at the start of year 7.
- In-year admissions – when children start at a school at any time other than the normal round. An example would be if you are moving house and would like your child to change schools.
Apply for your child to start in reception year at primary or infant school or in year 3 at junior school
Apply for your child to start in year 7 at secondary school, year 10 at a studio school or UTC or a middle or high school
Apply for an in-year admission to move your child to a different school
Information on school designated (catchment) areas in Devon
Information about the co-ordinated admission arrangements for schools in Devon
How to appeal if you are unhappy with the school place you’ve been offered
Information about what you need to do if you are bringing a child into the country
Get the latest information about new schools opening in Devon