You can see information about the number of on-time applications for each secondary school and how the places were allocated.

  Download the 'St Cuthbert Mayne' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Spires' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Torquay Girls Grammar School' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Torquay Boys Grammar School' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Torquay Academy' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Brixham College' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Paignton Community and Sports Academy' Admissions Summary 2017

  Download the 'Churston Ferrers Grammar School' Admissions Summary 2017

If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 and you have not yet applied for a place at secondary school, please do so now.

  Download a secondary school application form (CAF1)

You can save this form to your computer, complete it without printing it and email it to . Or you can print the form, complete it and

  • take it to your child’s school
  • take it to Torbay Connections office (based in Paignton Library) or
  • post it to Student Services, 4th Floor South, Tor Hill House c/o Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torbay TQ1 3DR

If you hand your application form in to a school or Connections, be sure to take a copy and get it date stamped when you hand it in. Keep this as evidence of your application. If you post your form to us, include a stamped, addressed envelope or postcard so that we can confirm we have received your application. Contact us if you have not had confirmation after 2 weeks.

Additional Information

You will be able to state up to 3 preferred schools and these can include schools outside of Torbay. Before applying you should read the TIPS 8 booklet. This contains details of the application process. The secondary supplement contains a summary of the admission criteria for each secondary school.

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.

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary, Secondary and 14+ School Admissions Booklet
Secondary Supplement
Secondary School Admission Criteria for 2017-18 entry to years 7-11.

You can see the full admission policy for each school by looking in the Determined Arrangements 2017-18 section on the School admission arrangements page.

You can also see what happened last year.

Maps are also available showing designated areas.

Maps 2017/2018
Maps for 2017/2018 showing secondary school locations.
School Date Time
Brixham College 15 September 6pm to 8pm
Brixham College 19 September 9am to 12pm
Paignton Community & Sports Academy 21 September 9.15am to 11.20am
Paignton Community & Sports Academy 27 September 6pm to 8pm
St Cuthbert Mayne School 22 September 9.30am to 12.30pm and 6pm to 8pm
The Spires College 21 September 6pm to 8pm
Torquay Academy 29 September 8.15am, 9.15am, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm
Torquay Academy 30 September 8.15am and 9.15am
Torquay Academy 17 October 8.15am and 9.15am
Torquay Boys’ Grammar School 8 September 9.30am and 4.30pm
Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 7 September 2pm to 3.30pm and 6.45pm to 8.30pm


If you want your child to attend a selective school you will need to complete a registration form and return it directly to your preferred selective school by 7 September 2016.

Even if you complete a registration form, you will still need to complete the council’s application form (CAF1) by 31 October.

  Donwload the Registration Form for 11+ Tests

These schools have supplementary forms for you to complete and return to them directly.

  Download the St Cuthbert Mayne supplementary form

  Download the Torquay Boys' Grammar School supplementary form

School staff members can 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). You will also need to complete the council’s application form (CAF1).

Children of Staff
Supplementary Admission Form (SUPP 1)