Next Steps to Secondary Education
Is your child due to start secondary school next year?
It may seem a long way ahead but now is the time to start thinking about your child moving from primary onto secondary school.
If you live in Plymouth and you child was born between 01 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, you can apply online for a secondary (year 7) school place for your child from 23.59 on 6th September 2021.
All the information you will need about secondary school admissions in 2022 is on the website www.plymouth.gov.uk/schooladmissions. From here, you can apply online for school places and read the ‘Next Step’ guide which contains all admission policies and application forms.
Applying online is quick and easy - all you need is an email address. Once you apply online we will let you know which school your child has been allocated on Tuesday 1st March 2022.
All Plymouth's secondary schools hold ‘open events’ for families to visit the school and speak to staff. Please refer to the individual schools websites for dates and further information.
If you are applying for a place at a faith school on faith grounds, you must also fill out a supplementary form, which you can obtain from our website or from the school.
Some schools give priority to children of members of staff and will ask for submission of a supplementary form as proof.
Please read the admission policy for each school carefully.
The deadline to apply is 31 October 2021