Apply for a key stage 4 (years 9 or 10) for 2018 entry

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 Citizen 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) and UTC Plymouth (year 10).


After careful consideration, Ministers at the Department for Education have now made a final decision, by mutual agreement, to terminate the funding agreement of the Plymouth Studio School Trust.  This enables Trust Directors to close the school as a separate entity after 1 September 2018.

Step 1

Find the three schools you're interested in. Our find a school section shows details of the schools in Plymouth and gives links to their websites. If you are interested in schools outside of Plymouth, you will need to look at their individual websites.

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

Download Another step (year 9 and 10 admissions) booklet: A guide for parents [PDF, 1.5MB]

Step 2

You can register online and apply for a school place through the Citizen 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 Monday 4 September 2017 and Tuesday 31 October 2017. 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 Tuesday 31 October 2017, you can download the application form below:

Download Common application form [PDF, 144KB]

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, 136KB]

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 Thursday 1 March 2018 to tell you which school your child has been allocated. This means that you won't receive the letter until after 1 March 2018. If you applied online you'll receive an email on 1 March 2018 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.