School admission closing dates and late applications for 2019 entry

The closing dates for normal points of entry are:

  • Reception/foundation entry in a primary or infant school in September 2019: Tuesday 15 January 2019
  • Year 3 entry in a junior school in September 2019: Tuesday 15 January 2019
  • Year 7 entry in a secondary school in September 2019: Wednesday 31 October 2018
  • Year 9 or Year 10 transfer from a secondary school to a key stage 4 school in September 2019: Wednesday 31 October 2018

Please ensure that you've completed the online application form for your local authority and returned any supplementary paper forms (where applicable) by the closing date.

Late applications and late changes of preference

Once the closing date has passed, you won't be able to use our online application form so you'll need to submit a paper form instead. Please use the common application form on the primary or infant reception/foundation, junior, secondary and key stage 4 pages.

 

Forms received after 15 January 2019 but before 25 February 2019

Preference forms after Tuesday 15 January 2019 but before Monday 25 February 2019 will be considered as late applications unless there's a valid reason for the application being late such as a change of address. If accepted, they'll be considered in the first allocation round on Tuesday 16 April 2019. If there's no valid reason for a late application, the application will be considered in the second allocation round.

Forms received on or after 25 February 2019

Forms received on or after Monday 25 February 2019 are treated as late applications.

The allocation process starts on Monday 25 February 2019 which means that an application received on or after this date will, in all probability be considered in the second allocation round as it will be too late to include the application in the first round.

Many schools will be filled in the first allocation round. If the school has already been filled, your child will be added to the waiting list for that school. If the school isn't filled, your child will be allocated a place in the second allocation round.

Forms received after 31 October 2018 but before 1 February 2019

Forms received after Wednesday 31 October 2018 but before Friday 1 February 2019 will be considered as late applications unless there's a valid reason for being late such as a change of address. If accepted, they'll be considered in the first allocation round on Friday 1 March 2019. If there's no valid reason for a late application, the application will be considered in the second allocation round.

Forms received on or after 1 February 2019

Forms received on or after Friday 1 February 2019 are treated as late applications.

The allocation process starts on Friday  1 February 2019 which means that an application received on or after this date will, in all probability be considered in the second allocation round as it will be too late to include the application in the first round.

Many schools will be filled in the first allocation round. If the school has already been filled, your child will be added to the waiting list for that school. If the school isn'ot filled, your child will be allocated a place in the second allocation round.

Grammar schools select pupils by proven ability in the 11-plus examination. There's a separate registration for the 11-plus which closes on Friday 31 August 2018.

Results of the 11-plus examination will be sent out on Wednesday 10 October 2018 for boys and on Thursday 11 October for girls. Only candidates who have registered and sat the 11-plus examination at the required time and who have submitted an application for a school place by Wednesday 31 October 2018 will be included in the first allocation round notified on Friday 1 March 2019.

It's anticipated that all grammar school places will be filled in the first allocation round. Generally, candidates who either apply late or who take the 11-plus examination later won't be included in the initial allocation round.

Closing dates in-year school transfers

Because you can make an in-year application at any time, the closing date for in-year school transfers is at midnight of each working day. If you change your preference after submission, you must tell in us writing, email inyear.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk.