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.

Apply for a secondary school place

Please download the forms below to apply for a secondary school place

  Download a secondary school application form (Word version)

  Download a secondary school application form (PDF version)

You are able to save the Word version to a device that is compatible with Word, complete it without the need to print it and email it to

All applications after 31 October will be considered late unless you can demonstrate that you were unable to apply on time.

The Secondary Supplement gives a summary of secondary school admission policies and full versions of policies will be on school web sites. These include amended proposed arrangements for selective testing (Churston Ferrers Grammar School, The Spires College, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, Torquay Girls’ Grammar School) and aptitude testing (Torquay Academy). The admission process is summarised in our TIPS8 booklet.

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Booklet
Secondary Admissions Scheme
The way that applications for children to transfer from primary to secondary school at the end of year 6 are processed for September 2021.
Secondary School Admission Criteria for 2021-21
Early to years 7-11
Request to the Regional Schools Commissioner
Request to vary admission arrangements