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 current restrictions, we are currently unable to process paper forms posted to our offices. Please apply using the online system Citizen's Portal as this is the preferred and easiest way to make an application for your child. If you experience difficulties in doing this please email us at pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk where we can email an electronic version of the form or you can phone us on 01803 208908.

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 they will be due to start at primary school from September 2022. You will be able to apply for a primary school place between November 2021 and 15 January 2022.

Applications

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you are now able to apply for your child to start in primary school in September 2022. If you apply online we will be able to notify you of the outcome of your application by email on 19 April 2022. This is the most preferable way to make an application.

You will need to keep the email that will be sent to you to confirm receipt of your application.

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Additional information

You will be able to state up to 3 preferred schools on your application 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.

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Booklet
Primary Supplement
Primary school admission criteria for 2022-2023, 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 2022.
Children of Staff
This form should only be completed where children of staff are prioritised in the school’s admission criteria

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. 

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 2022, we will tell you the outcome of your application on 19 April 2022.

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).

School Open Days

Kings Ash Academy Open Day Flyer

Curledge Street Open Day Flyer

Hayes School Open Day Flyer

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.

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
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
Admission information summary 2020
Hayes School
Admission information summary 2020
Homelands Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Ilsham Church of England Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Kings Ash Academy
Admission information summary 2020
Oldway Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Preston Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Priory Roman Catholic Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Roselands Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Sacred Heart RC Nursery and Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
Sherwell Valley Primary School
Admission information summary 2020
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
Admission information summary 2020
White Rock Primary School
Admission information summary 2020