Apply for an infant or primary (reception or foundation) school place for 2019 entry

NOTE: The Citizens Portal will be unavailable from 7am on Saturday 15 December 2018 to 10.30am on Monday 17 December 2018 due to planned maintenance.

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).

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 Starting School in Plymouth 2019-20: A primary school admissions guide for parents [PDF, 1,264MB]

Step 2

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.

 

Apply for a school place on the Citizen Portal

If you don't want to apply online, or are applying after the close date of 15 January 2019, you can download the application form below:

Download Common application form 2019 [PDF, 64KB]

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 Tuesday 16 April 2019 to tell you which school your child has been allocated. This means that you won't receive the letter until after 16 April 2019. If you applied online you'll receive an email on 16 April 2019 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 primary.admissions@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 307166 for further information about choosing and applying for schools. School admissions staff are available from 11am to 3pm.