All admissions to our school are handled by Plymouth City Council's School Admissions Team. There are two ways for a child to join us:
STARTING PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME
Plymouth City Council conducts an admissions process in the autumn/winter of the school year before a child would start school for the first time the following September. This process normally closes in mid January. Applications can be completed online and full details can be accessed from the School Admissions page of the Plymouth City Council website, link below.
TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL (In-year admissions)
Children may need to move school for a variety of reasons and at different times during the school year. If you are thinking about a transfer of school, you should first of all discuss the situation with your child and your child's teacher or Headteacher in their current school. The School Admissions team handle applications for our in-year admissions and the process can be carried out online via their website. However, we would strongly recommend that before completing an application for an in-year transfer, you follow the guidance given on their website.
DO WE HAVE ANY PLACES AVAILABLE?
With families needing to move house or parents having to move with their work (particularly Service families) our pupil numbers are liable to fluctuate and it is possible that places in a particular year group may become available.
VISITING THE SCHOOL
All schools are different and we strongly believe that parents should choose a school which will be 'right' for their child. At College Road we don't hold special 'open days' or have mass tours for large groups of parents. Instead we are very happy to arrange a personal tour of the school with the Headteacher during a normal school day. We feel this way parents are able to get a true and real 'feel' for what College Road is like on a day to day basis. Only then will parents feel confident that they have chosen the best school for their child.
SCHOOL ADMISSION CONSULTATION 2025/2026
Consultation on admission arrangements 2025/26. We will be consulting on our admission arrangements for 2025/2026 through Plymouth City Council. The consultation will be live between Monday 4th December 2023 and Sunday 14th January 2024. If you wish to find out about our policy or make any comment, please visit https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/admissionconsultation