Choosing a school

You'll find everything you need to make an informed decision about a school in our find a school section but there are several other sources you can use to find out more:

  • Check to see if the school has an open day which you can attend.
  • Ask the headteacher for advice and information on the school or book an appointment to visit the school.
  • Visit the school's website, most will have a prospectus which gives more information about the school.
  • Visit the Plymouth Information Advice and Support for SEND website for assistance if your child has special educational needs.
  • If you need any advice or have questions that are not answered on our website, please contact the relevant team for your application (phone lines are open between 11am and 3pm).

    Reception/Foundation Admissions (starting in Reception or Foundation of an infant or primary school)

    Junior Admissions (transferring at the end of year 2 in an infant or primary school to start in year 3 of a junior school)

    Email: Reception/foundation

    Email: Junior

    Tel: 01752 307166

    Secondary admissions (transferring at the end of year 6 in a primary school to start in year 7 of a secondary school)

    Key Stage 4 admissions (KS4) (transferring at either the end of year 8 of a secondary school to start year 9 at a University Technical College (UTC) or Studio School or the end of year 9 of a secondary school to start year 10 at a UTC or Studio School.

    Email: Secondary and Key Stage 4 Admissions

    Tel: 01752 307469

    In-year admissions (transferring to an infant, junior, primary, secondary or KS4 school at any point other than at the normal points of transfer above)

    Email: In-Year Admissions

    Tel: 01752 307170 or 01752 307110 (primary in-year)

    Tel: 01752 307467 (secondary in-year)

    Contact Address

    Write to us or visit us at School Admissions Team, Education, Participation and Skills, Plymouth City Council, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 5UF

     

The following open days and events have been confirmed by schools. Please check with the individual school before attendance in case of change. 

2017 Date School Time Year Group
June Wednesday 14 Sir John Hunt 9.15am to 10.30am 
11.15am to 12.30pm
Year 5
Thursday 15 Coombe Dean 7pm to 9pm Year 4/5
Tuesday 20 DHSG 6pm to 8pm -
Thursday 22 Eggbuckland Community College 6pm to 8pm -
Hele's School 9.15am to 10.30am Year 5
Lipson Cooperative Academy 4pm to 7pm -
Marine Academy 5.30pm to 7.30pm Year 4/5
Plymouth High School for Girls 2pm to 3.30pm
8.30pm
-
Friday 23 Hele's School 9.15am to 10.30am Year 5
Wednesday 28 ASAP 6pm to 8pm Year 4/5
Thursday 29 Notre Dame - -
Plympton Academy 5pm to 7.30pm Year 4/5
Friday 30 Plympton Academy Time TBC -
July Tuesday 4 DHSB 5pm Year 4/5
Wednesday 5 Plymstock School 9.30am to 11.30am -
Friday 7 Plymstock School 9.30am to 11.30am -
Plymouth Studio School Time TBC Year 12 Taster
Monday 10 DHSB 9am Year 4/5
August Friday 25 Plymouth Studio School Time TBC Year 12 Drop-in Event
September Thursday 7 Marine Academy 5.30pm to 7.30pm -
Friday 8 Marine Academy 9.00am open morning -
Monday 11 Lipson Cooperative Academy 6pm to 8.30pm -
Sir John Hunt 6.30pm to 8.30pm -
Tuesday 12 DHSG 6pm to 8pm -
Plymstock School - -
Wednesday 13 DHSG 2.14pm to 3.30 pm -
Hele's School 5pm to 8pm -
Stoke Damerel Community College 6.30pm to 8.30pm -
Thursday 14 Coombe Dean 7pm to 9pm -
Monday 18 Eggbuckland Community College 6pm to 8.30pm -
Tuesday 19 Plymouth High School for Girls 2pm to 3.30pm
6pm to 8.30pm
Year 4/5/6
Wednesday 20 Notre Dame Time TBC -
Sir John Hunt 9.15am to 10.30am
11.15am to 12.30am
-
Thursday 21 Lipson Cooperative Academy 4pm to 7pm -
Tor Bridge High 5pm to 8pm -
Friday 22 Hele's School 9.15am to 10.30am Year 6
Tuesday 26 Plympton Academy 5pm to 8pm -
Wednesday 27 All Saints Academy Plymouth 6pm to 8pm -
Plympton Academy Open day -
* Scott College 6.30pm Year 8 into Year 9
Thursday 28 Lipson Time TBC -
Plympton Academy Open day -
Friday 29 Plympton Academy Open day -
October Thursday 5 Plymouth School of Creative Arts 6.30pm to 8pm -
Plymouth Studio School 4pm to 6pm Tutor Evening Year 10/11
Saturday 7 * Scott College 10.30am -
Tuesday 10 Plymouth School of Creative Arts 6.30pm to 8pm -
November Wednesday 29 * Scott College 6.30pm Year 11 into Year 12
* Due to building refurbishment, venue for Scott College Open Days/Events will be Stoke Damerel Community College
June 2018 Thursday 21 Scott College 6.30pm Year 11 into Year 12