Children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 are due to start primary school in September 2024.
If you live in Plymouth you can apply for a primary, infant or junior school place for your child from 15 November 2023.
If you do not live in Plymouth but want to apply for a Plymouth school, you will need to apply through your local council.
|Wednesday 15 November 2023
|Monday 15 January 2024
|Late applications open
|Tuesday 16 January
|Tuesday 16 April 2024
|Deadline to accept offer
|Tuesday 23 April 2024
Choosing a school
You can find schools on the GOV.UK website.
You will need to read the school's admissions policy and criteria. Under certain admission criteria, you will also need to check if a supplementary information form needs to be completed with your application.
The school will have their admission policy and supplementary information form (if needed) on their website.
If you did not apply for a place before 16 January, you can still apply for a school place but it will be considered a late application.
You can apply for up to 3 schools. When applying you will be able to set your most preferred school.
View your application - Plymouth Citizen Portal
If you applied before 16 January you will have applied through through the Plymouth Citizen Portal.
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
We will tell you which school your child has been allocated to on 16 April 2023.
You will need to inform the School Admissions team whether you accept or reject the allocation offer by 23 April 2023. You do not need to contact the allocated school.
Applying for a school place during the school year
If you're moving to Plymouth or want to change schools in Plymouth during the school year, you need to complete an in-year application form.
Nursery school place
You will need to read the admissions policy and criteria.
You will need to apply for a place through the nursery school.
Infant and junior schools
The application process and key dates are the same as applying for a primary school place.
Our parents’ guide has full details on:
- how admissions works
- choosing a school
- commonly asked question