The admission arrangements outlined on this website apply to admissions to Plymstock School. The Governors of the school are the Admissions Authority.
Admission Arrangements for 2018/19
The admissions arrangements for 2018/19 can be viewed HERE
Admission Arrangements for 2019/20
The admissions arrangements for 2019/20 can be viewed HERE
Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2020/2021
We will be consulting on our admission arrangements for 2020/2021 through Plymouth City Council. The consultation will be live between 10 December 2018 and 20 January 2019. If you wish to find out about our policy or make any comment, please visit: 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 supports.
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.
Plymstock School’s Home-School Agreement can be viewed HERE