Application questions

 

Please note that when our lines are busy it may take some time to get through to one of our advisers.  You may find it easier to see if your question is answered below or to email us: schooladmissions@cornwall.gov.uk

School admissions for September 2017

There is a technical questions leaflet if you are having issues applying online for a place in September 2017.

The helpline number for online technical queries is 01872 322030 or you can email ehscsystemsupport@cornwall.gov.uk

Parents/carers with a child who has an Education Health and Care Plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs do not need to apply for a school place this year – they need to speak to the SEN team to discuss the transition to school specialeducation@cornwall.gov.uk

There is a wealth of information in the admissions booklets:

You will find out your allocations as follows:

Transfer to Secondary School: 1 March 2017
Reception (Starting School) and Junior Transfer: 18 April 2017

If you submit an application by the closing date for applications (31 October 2016 for Secondary Transfer and 15 January 2017 for Reception and Junior Transfer) you will be sent a letter in the post on the date above telling you which school you have been allocated. If you opted through the online application system to also be notified by email, you will receive this on the date above.

What if I have changed my mind?

If you have submitted your application and the deadline has now passed but you wish to express a preference for a different school(s), please put your request in writing to the School Admissions Team.  Please note that your changed preference(s) would be processed as a late application unless it is received before the exceptional deadline stated in the information booklet above (after which the allocation process will begin).

Changing schools

If you are enquiring about progress with your application to change schools during the school year, please note that applications can take up to twenty school days to process and the team will be in touch as soon as possible. 

If you have made an application to change schools and you wish to change your preference or provide some additional information you will need to put this in writing.  You can email this to schooladmissions@cornwall.gov.uk

See also: Changing Schools In-year: Guidance 

School uniform

A school’s governing body are responsible for the school’s policy on uniform. For more information please contact the school.  Cornwall Council does not provide a uniform grant.

School transport

If you have received a letter to confirm that your child is eligible for school or college transport but have not yet received your bus pass or travel arrangements, you will need to contact the Passenger Transport Unit. Email ptu@cornwall.gov.uk.

If you are enquiring about progress with your application for home to school transport, please note that applications can take up to ten school days to process and the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Post 16 transport

For Post 16 transport applications, please note that applications can take up to twenty school days to process and again, the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

For any other enquiries pupiltransport@cornwall.gov.uk

  • to change schools - up to twenty school days.
  • for home to school transport - up to ten school days
  • Post 16 transport applications -  up to twenty school days