If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and you have not yet applied for a place at primary school, please do so now.

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

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Booklet
Primary Supplement
Primary school admission criteria for 2019-2020, entry to Reception and years 1-6

Information about primary places allocated in the first round of offers for September 2019 is now available.

Information about primary places allocated in the first round of offers for September 2018 is also available.

  Download a primary school application form (CAF2)

You can save this form to your computer, complete it without printing it and email it to pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk . 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, Room SF338, Electric 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.

Paper forms are available from schools, Connections or from Student Services, tel: 01803 208908.

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 a Primary school application (CAF2) form either online or on paper.


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.

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 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.

No matter what other forms you complete, you will need to complete the Common Application Form (CAF2).