School admissions

We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Applications

Information about the number of on-time applications and how places were allocated is available to view.

You can appeal when the school that you would prefer your child to attend has turned down your application because, in their view, to admit any further children "would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources".

You also have the right to appeal if your application for a place at a selective school (a grammar school or Spires College selective stream) has not been successful as your child did not meet the required ability level in the selective tests or your child's score was not high enough.

Further information about appeals can be found in the TIPS 2 Booklet.

TIPS 2 Booklet
This guide explains how you can appeal if you have been refused a school place and what happens at the appeal hearing.

If your child was not allocated their preferred school, you may find it useful to contact the Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) Opens in a new window. They offer independent information and advice on state education, including on admission appeals.

Appeal closing dates for admissions to Year 7 and Reception in September 2021

The Closing date for receipt of appeals by the Torbay Independent Appeal Panel is as follows:

Entry into year 7

  • Allocation date: 01 March 2021
  • Appeal form to be submitted by: 01 April 2021
  • On time appeal submissions to be heard: May/June
  • Late applications heard within: 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. The appeal deadline will be as stated in your offer letter

Entry into reception

  • Allocation date: 16 April 2021
  • Appeal form to be submitted by: 20 May 2021
  • On time appeal submissions to be heard: June/July
  • Late applications heard within: 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. The appeal deadline will be as stated in your offer letter

Sixth Form

Separate arrangements apply to appeals for places at sixth form. Please ask for further details if you need more information.

  • Allocation date: Varies at each institution, refer to the individual institution direct
  • Appeal form to be submitted by: 20 school days from the date of the notification that the application for admission was unsuccessful
  • Appeal submissions to be heard within: 30 school days of the exam results where the offer of a place was conditional upon exam results, or within 40 schools days of the deadline for lodging appeals

In-year school transfers

  • Appeal form to be submitted by: 20 school days of notification of the allocation
  • On time appeal submissions to be heard within: 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

If you applied later than the application deadline or if you are appealing against a change of preference following the National Offer Day, the appeal deadline will be as stated in your offer letter.

Appeal Forms

You can submit an appeal by completing the relevant appeal form.

TIPS 2 Booklet
This guide explains how you can appeal if you have been refused a school place and what happens at the appeal hearing.

  Download the infant class size appeal form

  Download a Grammar School appeals form

  Download school place appeals form

Information about the number of on-time applications and how places were allocated is available to view below for the following schools.​

Information about the number of on-time applications and how places were allocated is available to view for the Primary Schools in Torbay.

All Saints Babbacombe Church of England Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Barton Hill Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Brixham Church of England Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Cockington Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Collaton St Mary Church of England (Aided) Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Eden Park Primary School Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Ellacombe Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Furzeham Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Galmpton Church of England Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Hayes Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Homelands Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Ilsham Church of England Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Kings Ash Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Oldway Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Preston Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Priory Roman Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Roselands Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Sherwell Valley Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Shiphay Learning Academy
Admission information summary 2021
St Margaret Clitherow Roman Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
St Margaret’s Academy
Admission information summary 2021
St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School
Admission information summary 2021
St Michael's Church of England Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Torre Church of England Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Upton St James Church of England Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
Warberry Church of England Academy
Admission information summary 2021
Watcombe Primary School
Admission information summary 2021
White Rock Primary School
Admission information summary 2021