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Admissions Arrangements

Our school admissions are managed by Cornwall Council. To apply for a place for your child at any of our schools, please visit the Cornwall Council School Admissions website.

If you need further advice on the application process please email or call 0300 1234 101.

For help completing the application, understanding the process or other aspects of school admissions, or if your family's first language is not English, you can also contact the Family Information Service by calling 0800 587 8191, by emailing, or by clicking on the link below to visit their website.

To apply to any of our nurseries or preschools, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the office at the school you wish to apply to.


If you have applied for a school place for your child and you have been refused you can submit an appeal. Independent appeals are arranged by the Education Appeals Team. You can contact them on 01872 324965 or by emailing

In-Year Admissions

If you are applying for a place in this current academic year then please refer to the 2023/24 policy below.

Delayed and Deferred Admissions

The majority of children start school full-time in the September following their fourth birthday. However, in some cases parents believe that starting part-time or starting later in the school year would be more appropriate for their child, particularly where their child was born prematurely and would otherwise have been due to start school a year later.

Parents can speak to the Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191 for advice and request a meeting with the head of the school where they have been allocated, or are hoping to gain, a place.