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.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, we are currently unable to process paper forms posted to our offices. Please download any application you need to make, complete electronically and send to us by email: If you find it difficult to contact us by phone, please email us with your queries and we will do our best to give you a prompt reply.

Before you apply for a place at a school during the school year you should read the TIPS 4 booklet.

TIPS 4 Booklet
In year school admissions booklet for primary and secondary schools.
In Year Admissions Scheme
The process for applicants who want their child to move school outside of the normal times (i.e. reception and the end of year 6) for 2021.

  Download the in year primary and secondary school application (Form A)

  Download the in year primary and secondary school application (Form B)

Summaries of the school admission criteria for each school can be found in the primary and secondary supplements.

Primary supplement
Primary School admission criteria for 2020-21, entry to Reception and years 1-6
Secondary supplement
Secondary School admission criteria for 2020-21, entry to years 7-11.

Full policies can be found on our school admission arrangements page or on the schools website.

Sixth form supplement
Secondary School admission criteria for 2020-21 entry to years 12 to 13.

Applications up to year 11

The following schools deal with in year applications directly.

If you would like a place at one of these schools you should complete the application form (Form A) and email it or post it directly to the school concerned.

For St Cuthbert Mayne Comprehensive School you may also wish to complete a supplementary form.

For the schools listed below you should complete application form (Form B) and email it to

For the schools marked with an asterisk* you will also need to complete a supplementary form.

Primary Schools

  • All Saints, Babbacombe C of E Primary School*
  • Brixham C of E Primary School
  • Cockington Primary School
  • Collaton St Mary C of E Primary School*
  • Curledge Street Academy
  • Eden Park Academy
  • Furzeham Primary School
  • Galmpton C of E Primary School*
  • Hayes School
  • Homelands Primary School
  • Kings Ash Academy
  • Oldway Primary School
  • Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School*
  • Preston Primary School
  • Priory RC Primary School*
  • Roselands Primary School
  • Sacred Heart RC Primary School*
  • Sherwell Valley Primary School
  • Shiphay Learning Academy
  • St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School*
  • St Margaret’s Academy
  • St Marychurch C of E Primary School*
  • Torre C of E Primary School*
  • Upton St James Primary School
  • Watcombe Primary School
  • White Rock Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Brixham College
  • Paignton Academy
  • Torquay Academy
  • The Spires College

Moving out of Torbay

If you are moving out of Torbay to another area, you should contact the local authority in the area you are moving to. They will tell you how to apply for a school place in their area.

Post-16 applications

You will need to contact the school directly to find out more about their application process.