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Next Steps to Secondary Education

Secondary School Admissions 

Is your child due to start secondary school next year? 

It may seem a long way ahead but now is the time to start thinking about your child moving from primary onto secondary school. 

Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are due to start secondary school in September 2024.

If you live in Plymouth you can apply for a secondary school or key stage 4 place for your child from 4 September 2023.

Once you've created an account through the Citizen Portal, you can apply for up to three schools (your first, second and third preference).

All the information you will need about secondary school admissions in 2024 is on the website Apply for a secondary school place | PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK From here, you can apply online for school places and read the ‘Plymouth Parent Guide’  which contains all admission policies and application forms.  

Applying online is quick and easy - all you need is an email address. 

If you have any problems completing the online form email the School Admissions team on


  • All Plymouth's secondary schools hold ‘open events’ for families to visit the school and speak to staff.  Please refer to the individual schools websites for dates and further information. 

  • Please read the admission policy for each school carefully.