Apply to Start School or Transfer to Junior, Secondary or KS4 school in September 2017

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Starting school or transferring to a junior, secondary or KS4 school is an important step for your child and we want to make the process of applying for a school place as easy as possible. 

You may find it useful to read the Admissions Mythbuster before proceeding with your application.

Please follow the links below for further information and details of how to apply:

Starting infant/primary school - September 2017

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, you will need to apply for a school place for September 2017. The deadline for applications was 15 January 2017. 

Starting infant/primary school

Transfer to junior school - September 2017

If your child is currently in year two at an infant school, you will need to apply for a place in year three for September 2017. The deadline for applications was 15 January 2017.  

Transfer to junior school

Transfer to secondary school - September 2017

If your child is currently in year six of a junior or primary school, you will need to apply for a place in year seven in a secondary school for September 2017.  The deadline for applications was 31 October 2016. 

Transfer to secondary school

Transfer to a KS4 School - September 2017

If you live in Cornwall and your child is currently in year 9 and you wish to apply for them to start at a KS4 school (UTC or Studio School) in another county such as UTC Plymouth or Plymouth Studio School in September 2017, the application deadline was 31 October 2016

Starting at a university technical college or studio school

Cornwall Council co-ordinates admissions to all state-funded schools in Cornwall. The following co-ordinated schemes set out how applications from parents living in Cornwall will be handled relating to entry to infant, primary, junior and secondary schools in September 2017 and throughout the 2017/18 school year, including where parents live in Cornwall but wish to apply for a school in another local authority's area - this includes KS4 schools in another county.

Please note that if you make a false statement or omit any relevant and appropriate information in your application you could be subject to investigation and may potentially face criminal proceedings.

The information you supply in the application may be shared, as the law allows, for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud.

The offer of a school place may be withdrawn if your application is found to be fraudulent. You must notify the Council immediately of any change in your circumstances – failure to do so or providing false or misleading information may lead to prosecution action being taken against you.

As part of the process of ensuring that school places are allocated fairly, Cornwall Council undertakes address checks on a random sample of applications each year to ensure that information submitted by parents/carers is correct.  If you are randomly selected you will receive a letter requesting evidence of your current address. Cornwall Council may also request evidence where it is alerted to potential false statements.  In either of these circumstances, any concerns about the validity of the information provided may lead to investigation and applicants could face criminal proceedings in addition to the withdrawal of the offer of a school place.

The information on these application forms is collected by Cornwall Council as data controller in accordance with the data protection principles contained within the Data Protection Act 1998. This information is collected by Cornwall Council to allow it to carry out its functions in relation to the allocation of school places.  Your data may be shared by Cornwall Council with other relevant admission authorities or Council departments (e.g. other local authorities, schools, Cornwall Council’s Democratic Services etc.) for the purpose of dealing with your application and any related matters (e.g. appeals). In addition, the information you provide in connection with your application may be used for the purposes of dealing with matters connected with or ancillary to your child’s education (e.g. school transport, school meals, etc.) or the purpose of updating any other records (e.g. social care, health records, etc.) which either the Council or the schools hold in relation to your child. Your data may also be shared, as the law allows, for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud.

By completing and submitting your application you give your express consent that all data submitted by you may be processed by us in accordance with the above mentioned purposes. 

The information you provide in connection with your application will be retained by Cornwall Council and/or the school at which your child is placed for the duration of your child’s compulsory education.

You have a right to apply for a copy of the information we hold on you or your child and to correct any inaccuracies.  However, please note this does not include the details of any persons who have notified the Council of alleged fraud or the details of any allegations or investigations that may have been carried out.  In addition, in the event that you no longer wish us to process the information for the purpose(s) provided you may withdraw your consent at any time by giving us written notice. You should understand, however, that we may nevertheless need to continue processing your personal information in accordance with our statutory obligations to the extent permitted by law.

If you have any concerns regarding the processing of your data then please contact the School Admissions Team using the contact details on this page.