If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you must apply for a school place between 1 November 2017 and 15 January 2018. Information about primary places allocated in the first round of offers for September 2017 is now available.

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.

Applications

You can apply online. If you do this, we will be able to notify you of the outcome of your application by email on 16 April 2018. You will need to keep the email that will be sent to you to confirm receipt of your application.

  Apply for a Primary School place Opens in a new window

You are advised to register in November. You can always change your preferences by going back into the system any time before the closing date, 15 January 2018.

Paper/Email applications

You can also 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.

Allocation

No places are allocated until after the closing date so it does not matter when you send in your preferences before that date. It is best to take some time to consider which school you think would be best for your child.
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.

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.