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.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 and you have not yet applied for a primary school place, please do so now.

  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.

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, which contains details of the application process, and the primary supplement, which contains a summary of the admission criteria for each primary school. For some schools there is a supplementary form that you can complete if you wish. The forms are below and the primary supplement will tell you which ones can be used for each school.

If we receive your application on or before 1 May 2020 we will write to you with the outcome on 18 May 2020. Applications received after 1 May will be processed after 18 May.

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Booklet
Primary Supplement
Primary school admission criteria for 2021-2022, entry to Reception and year 1-6
Starting primary school
In September 2020

Information about primary places allocated in the first round of offers for September 2020 is now available.

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

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.

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 guidance about summer born children 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).