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 your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 and are in Year 6, they are now eligible to apply for a secondary school place.
All the information you will need about secondary school admissions in 2021 is on our 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 Monday 1 March 2021.
All Plymouth’s 18 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 2020