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.

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 you are able to apply for your child to start in secondary school in September 2022.

The online system is now closed for secondary School Place applications through the Citizen's Portal. Please download one of the application forms below.

  Apply for a Secondary school place

  Apply for a Secondary School place (pdf)

Please note that any applications now received will be considered and may be at a disadvantage. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Pupil Services by emailing pupil.services@torbay.gov.uk or by contacting us on 01803 208908. 

If you do not live in Torbay please apply to the local authority where your child lives, residents of Devon County Council and other local authorities should apply or seek advice from their own local authority even if the schools you are applying for lie within the Torbay area.

  • Read the TIPS 8 booklet
  • Secondary Supplement
  • Secondary Admissions Scheme
  • View the information about schools on their websites to find out what different schools have to offer your child.

If you wish to apply for a selective school your child must sit a selective test. Please find the forms on the school’s websites and they must be returned directly to the school. You will have to complete a registration form before you are able to sit a test and a test must be sat before a preference for a selective school can be considered. 

The schools that undertake selective testing in Torbay are :

Admission arrangements vary from school to school. It is useful before applying for a school place to read the admission arrangements for any school you are interested in applying for your child. Admission Arrangements for 2022-23 can be found here.

Admission arrangements vary from school to school. It is useful before applying for a school place to read the admission arrangements for any school you are interested in applying for your child.

Admission Arrangements for 2022-23.

 

The Secondary Supplement gives a summary of secondary school policies, full versions of policies will be on the school websites. The admission process is summarised in our TIPS 8 booklet.

TIPS 8 Booklet
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Booklet
Secondary Supplement
A summary of secondary school admission policies
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 2022.