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