Applying for an infant/primary school place to start in September 2020
You cannot apply for a place yet. The application system will open on 4 November 2019 and at that point, the information on this page will be updated.
Applying for an infant/primary school place to start in September 2019
If you live in Plymouth, you can apply online for a primary or infant reception/foundation school place for your child.
Once you've created an account through the Citizen Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preference).
Some schools also ask you to complete additional supplementary information forms. For example the standard application form doesn't ask about faith so faith schools may ask you about this on a supplementary information form.
You may also need to complete a supplementary information form if you're applying for a school in Plymouth and you are a member of staff at the school (if the school's admission criteria lists children of staff at the school as a priority category).
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:
Starting School in Plymouth 2019-20: A primary school admissions guide for parents [PDF, 1,264MB]
You can register online and apply for a school place through the Citizen Portal. Please remember the password you create as you'll need this every time that you log into the portal. Once you have registered, you'll receive an email confirmation of registration. You can apply online between 5 November 2018 and 15 January 2019. When you apply for a school place, you'll receive a confirmation email. Please keep this email.