Apply to Start School or Transfer to Junior, Secondary or KS4 school in September 2018

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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. 

This application process is for children born between the following dates:

  • 1 September 2013 - 31st August 2014 - Starting Infant/Primary School
  • 1 September 2010 - 31st August 2011 - Starting Junior School
  • 1 September 2006 - 31st August 2007 - Starting Secondary School

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 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you will need to apply for a school place for September 2018. The deadline for applications was 15 January 2018. 

Starting infant/primary school

Transfer to junior school - September 2018

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 2018. The deadline for applications was 15 January 2018.  

Transfer to junior school

Transfer to secondary school - September 2018

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 2018.  The deadline for applications was 31 October 2017. 

Transfer to secondary school

Transfer to a KS4 School - September 2018

If you live in Cornwall and you wish to apply for your child to start in year 9 or 10 at a KS4 school (UTC or Studio School) in another county such as UTC Plymouth, Plymouth Studio School or Scott College in September 2018, the deadline for applications was 31 October 2017

Starting at a university technical college or studio school

For details of how applications are handled and how places are allocated, visit the Admission Arrangements 2018/19 page.

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The offer of a school place may be withdrawn if your application is found to be fraudulent.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.

Please visit the Privacy Notice page for information on how your data will be handled.