If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 and you have not yet applied for a primary school place you should apply now. Before applying you should read the TIPS 8 booklet, which contains details of the application process, and the primary supplement, which contains a summary of the admission criteria for each primary school. You will be able to state up to 3 preferred schools and these can include schools outside of Torbay.

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Booklet
Primary Supplement
Primary School admission criteria for 2018-2019, entry to Reception and years 1-6.

Information about primary places allocated in the first round of offers for September 2018 is now available.


You can submit your application by downloading and completing an application form and sending it to us (email to pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk) or taking it to your preferred school or Torbay Connections Office. Remember to keep a copy for yourself and ensure that the school or Connections staff date stamp this copy. Paper forms will be available from schools, Connections or from Student Services, tel: 01803 208908.

  Download a primary school application form (CAF2)

Supplementary forms

Some schools have supplementary forms that will also need to be completed. You can download these forms below. School staff members can also download form SUPP1 if you are applying for a place at your school (this is only relevant for some schools - please see admission policy for the school). No matter what other forms you complete, you will also need to complete the CAF2 form either online or on paper.


Because your application is late, it will not normally be processed until all the on-time applications have been processed.  Please read the TIPS8 booklet for further information.

Summer born children

Your child does not have to start school until the term following her/his fifth birthday. However, most children start in Reception in the September of the school year in which they are 5. You can apply for a school place, but delay your child’s start until later in the reception year without jeopardising the offer of a place. The deferred admission arrangements do not allow summer born children to defer admission to the Autumn Term in Year 1.

The government has issued Advice on the admission of summer born children Opens in a new window whose parents may be thinking of delaying the date when they start school. We have also produced some guidance about this.

Summer born children guidance
Guidance for parents and others with parental responsibility on deferred and delayed admission to primary education.

If you would like further information after reading the guidance please contact us.

Some schools have supplementary forms that will also need to be completed.