Apply for a key stage 4 (years 9 or 10) school place for the next academic year

If you live in Plymouth, you can apply online for a key stage 4 (years 9 or 10) school place for your child. You need to read the individual school's admission arrangements to see what year they accept children from.

Once you've created an account through the Citizens Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preferences).

Plymouth has three key stage 4 schools - Plymouth Studio School (year 10), Scott Medical and Healthcare College (year 9, due to open September 2017) and UTC Plymouth (year 10).

Step 1

Find the three schools you're interested in from our find a school section.

Read the relevant admission criteria for each school. All of the information you need including the school admission criteria, process timetable and school contact details are in booklet below:

Download Another step (year 9 and 10 admissions) booklet: A parents' guide [PDF, 1MB]

Step 2

You can register online and apply for a school place through the Citizens Portal. Please remember the password that you create as you will need this every time that you log into the portal. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation of registration. You can apply online between 5 September 2016 and 31 October 2016. When you apply for a school place, you will receive a confirmation email. Please keep this email.


Apply for a school place on the Citizen Portal

If you don't wish to apply online, or are applying after the close date of 31 October 2016, you can download the application form below:

Download Common application form [PDF, 48KB]

If the school has supplementary forms, you need to print them so that you can complete them:

Download Plymouth Studio School supplementary information form (school staff employees) [PDF, 41KB]

Step 3

You can go back into your account any time up until the close date to amend your application. If you do this, please remember to re-submit your application and to make sure that you keep the confirmation email.

We will post a letter to you on 1 March 2017 to tell you which school your child has been allocated. This means that you won't receive the letter until after 1 March 2017. If you applied online you'll receive an email on 1 March 2017 to tell you the allocation. You can also sign back into your online account on that date to view the allocation.

Once you receive the allocation, you need to tell us whether or not you wish to accept the place.

Email or call 01752 307469 for further information about choosing and applying for schools. School admissions staff are available from 11am to 3pm.