If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 you will need to apply for a place at primary school for 2016 – 2017. You can apply at any time between 1st November 2015 and 15th January 2016. If you apply after that date your application will only be considered when everyone else’s has been dealt with so you may not get a place at your preferred school.
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.
Before applying you should read the TIPS 8 booklet, which is available to download below. This contains details of the application process. You should also look at the primary supplement which contains a summary of the admission criteria for each primary school. Some faith schools have supplementary forms that will also need to be completed. You can download these 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 Common Application Form.
The online application process is available between 1 November 2015 and 15 January 2016. This is the quickest and easiest way to apply using the Common Application Form. You will need to have an e-mail account to apply on-line. You are recommended to register early in the application period and then complete your preferences later. You can change them at any time up to 15 January.
If you do not want to apply on-line you can complete a paper Common Application Form CAF 2 and take it to your preferred school or your local Connections Office. Remember to keep a copy for yourself and ask the school or Connections staff to date stamp this copy. Alternatively you can send it by post to Student Services, 4th Floor South, Tor Hill House c/o Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay TQ1 3DR. You should enclose a stamped, addressed postcard so that we can acknowledge receipt of your form. Paper forms are available from primary schools, Connections offices or from Student Services, tel 01803 208908.
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