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: pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk. 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.

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they will be due to start at primary school from September 2021. You will be able to apply for a primary school place between 1 November 2020 and 15 January 2021.

Applications

You can apply online. If you do this, we will be able to notify you of the outcome of your application by email on 16 April 2021. You will need to keep the email that will be sent to you to confirm receipt of your application.

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It is best to register online in November. You can always add or change your preferences by going back into the system any time before the closing date, 15 January 2021.

  Download a primary school application form (Word version)

  Download a primary school application form (PDF version)

You can save this form to your computer, complete it without printing it and email it to pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk. Contact us if you have not had confirmation after two weeks.

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.

New school

St Michael’s C of E Academy, will be opening for the first time in September 2021. For more details see the St Michael’s C of E Academy information below. You can apply for a place there as well as applying for 3 other schools (see below).

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
Primary Admissions Scheme
The way that applications for children to start in the reception class in primary school are processed for September 2021.

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 September 2019 is also available.

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. 

Applications

The best way to apply will be online. If you do this, we will be able to notify you of the outcome of your application by email on 16 April 2021. You will need to keep the email that will be sent to you to confirm receipt of your application.

You will be able to register and apply online in November. You can always add or change your preferences by going back into the system any time before the closing date, 15 January 2021.

If for some reason you can’t use the online system you will also be able to download an electronic version of the application form. You can either print it or you can save it on your computer and email it to us.

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 the CAF2 form.

Allocation

If we receive your application by the deadline of 15 January 2021, we will tell you the outcome of your application on 16 April 2021.

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 (the online form or form CAF2).

A new school, St Michael’s Church of England Academy, will be opening for the first time in September 2021. Because it will be the first year of opening, there will be a separate application process for parents and carers who want their child to attend St Michael’s in the reception class. This is the only year group that will be admitted for September 2021. You can find out more by visiting the school’s website at https://stmichaels-lap.co.uk. You will be able to apply for a place at St Michael’s Church of England Academy from 1 November as well as applying for up to three schools through Torbay Council’s application process. Depending on the timing of the final agreement for St Michael’s Academy to open, you may be offered a single place taking your order of preferences into account, or you may be offered a place at another school with St Michael’s making their offer at a later date. We will keep you informed of what is happening if you apply to St Michael’s.

St Michaels Application Form 2021 22
Please complete this form if you would like to apply for admission to the school. Applications will only be for the Reception Year Group in this academic year.
St Michaels Supplementary Form 2021 22
To apply you must complete this application form, however you are also able to apply for up to three other schools before the deadline.

 

All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Barton Hill Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Brixham C of E Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Cockington Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Collaton St Mary Church of England Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Curledge Street Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Eden Park Primary School Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Ellacombe Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Furzeham Primary & Nursery School
Admission information summary 2020
Galmpton Church of England Primary School
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Hayes School
Admission information summary 2020
Homelands Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Ilsham Church of England Academy
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Kings Ash Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Oldway Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School
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Preston Primary School
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Priory Roman Catholic Primary School
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Roselands Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Sacred Heart RC Nursery and Primary School
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Sherwell Valley Primary School
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Shiphay Learning Academy
Admission information summary 2020
St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
St Margaret’s Academy
Admission information summary 2020
St Marychurch C of E Primary and Nursery School
Admission information summary 2020
Torre C of E Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Upton St James C of E Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Warberry C of E Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Watcombe Primary School
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White Rock Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
All Saints Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Barton Hill Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Brixham C of E Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Cockington Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Collaton St Mary Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Curledge Street Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Eden Park Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Ellacombe Academy
Admission information summary 2019
Furzeham Primary
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Galmpton Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Hayes Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Homelands Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Ilsham Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Kings Ash Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Oldway Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Our Lady of the Angels Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Preston Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Priory Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Roselands Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Sacred Heart Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Sherwell Valley Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Shiphay Primary
Admission information summary 2019
St Margaret Clitherow Primary
Admission information summary 2019
St Margaret Primary
Admission information summary 2019
St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School
Admission information summary 2019
Torre Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Upton St James Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Warberry Primary
Admission information summary 2019
Watcombe Primary
Admission information summary 2019
White Rock Primary
Admission information summary 2019