The admission arrangements outlined on this website apply to admissions to Plymstock School. Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) – Multi Academy Trust are the Admissions Authority. The admissions function has been delegated to the Local Governing Board of Plymstock School.
Admission Arrangements for 2021/22
The admission arrangements for 2021/22 can be viewed HERE
Admission Arrangements for 2022/23
The admission arrangements for 2022/23 can be viewed HERE
Requests for a child to be educated out of their chronological year group.
Repeating a year is very rare in UK schools and not something that Plymstock School actively promotes.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) undertakes significant research in a variety of areas of education and publishes their findings to enable schools to make informed decisions. The EEF have undertaken research in this area and has drawn the following conclusion:
Evidence suggests that in the majority of cases repeating a year is harmful to a student’s chances of academic success. In addition, studies consistently show greater negative effects for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, suggesting that the practice is likely to increase educational inequality. Pupils who repeat a year make an average of four months’ less academic progress over the course of a year than pupils who move on. In addition, studies suggest that students who repeat a year are unlikely to catch up with peers of a similar level who move on, even after completing an additional year’s schooling. Studies also suggest that students who repeat a year are more likely to drop out of school prior to completion.