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Apply for a primary school place

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.  

Primary school  Date 
Applications open  Wednesday 15 November 2023 
Applications close  Monday 15 January 2024 
Late applications open Tuesday 16 January
Offer day  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.

Late applications

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.

Offer day 

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.

Accept a school place we have offered you.

You can appeal against a school refusal decision.

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 can find a Nursery school on the GOV.UK website.

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.

Additional information 

Our parents’ guide has full details on: 

  • how admissions works 
  • allocations 
  • choosing a school 
  • applying 
  • commonly asked question  

Supplementary information forms