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

Admission Arrangements


If you want to apply for a place for your child at Stoke Damerel Community College all the links and information you need are here.

Plymouth City Council Online School Admissions Application

Plymouth City Council - Next Step Booklet


Key Stage 5 Curriculum Information

Sixth Form Documents

Get an idea of what life is like at our College by taking a look through our Latest News from the past academic year.

New Student Welcome Pack

Stoke Damerel Community College's latest Ofsted report

If you did not get a chance to visit our Open Evening please contact us to arrange a visit on 01752 556065.


If you wish to appeal against an admission decision, we use Plymouth City Council to act on our behalf and follow the appeal timetable for Plymouth community and voluntary controlled schools. Visit the website page here for more information and the timescales for appeals. There is also an online appeal form on that webpage.


* Note from Plymouth City Council:

Please note that the School Admission Code 2014 has required amendment to our existing admission policies. The 2014/15 and the 2015/15 policies are therefore amended as follows:

(i) Wherever the policy refers to a child with a statement of special education need, the same provision also applies to a child with an Education Heath Care Plan.

(ii) The definition of a looked after or previously looked after child is now replaced with the following definition: A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.  Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

    (iii) Admission out of the normal age group: Places will normally be offered in the Year Group according to the child’s date of birth but a parent may submit an application for a Year Group other than the child’s chronological Year Group.We will make a decision on the basis of the circumstances of each case and in the best interests of the child concerned. This will include taking account of the parent’s views; information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development; where relevant, their medical history and the views of a medical professional; whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group; and whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely. We will also take into account the views of the head teacher of the school(s) concerned. Parents must not assume that the decision of one school will transfer with the child to a different school as the decision rests with the individual admission authority. Where a place is refused in a different Year Group but a place is offered in the school, there will be no right of appeal.