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Consultation on admission arrangements 2019/2020

We will be consulting on our admission arrangements for 2019/2020 through Plymouth City Council. The consultation will be live between 11 December 2017 and 21 January 2018. If you wish to find out about our policy or make any comment, please visit


Admission arrangements for 2016/17

Admission authorities must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements every year. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted on at least every seven years.

Consultation must be for a minimum of eight weeks and must take place between 1 November and 1 March of the year before those arrangements are to apply. For example: for arrangements that apply to applications in 2015 (entry in September 2016), consultation must be completed by 1 March 2015. This consultation period allows parents, other schools, religious authorities and the local community to raise any concerns about proposed admission arrangements.

If you would like to know about the admission arrangements for our school for 2017/18, please download the .pdf below or visit the Plymouth City Council website at

Marine Academy Plymouth is committed to developing new and supported ‘pathways’ for all learners – students and adults, into further and higher education opportunities within the University and Cornwall College.

To apply for a place at MAP you will need to go through Plymouth County Council’s admissions process. You can find out more here:

Who is the Academy for?

Marine Academy Plymouth provides free education for every student within its community. All students who attended Tamarside Community College automatically transfer to the Marine Academy Plymouth.

The Academy follows the Local Authority’s Admissions Policy in relation to brothers and sisters and with regard to looked after children and those with statements of special educational needs (SEN). It will continue to be a non-selective school.

The Academy will maintain a post-16 provision and enhance this through an increased partnership with the other secondary schools and Colleges across Plymouth and of course with both Cornwall College and the University of Plymouth.

In addition, existing relationships with local primary schools will be strengthened and developed further so that the Marine Academy Plymouth becomes the first choice school for all parents and carers who wish their children to take advantage of the exciting new opportunities that will be available.



Admission arrangements for Marine Academy Plymouth 2017.18

Admission arrangements for Marine Academy Plymouth 2018.19


Anchored in the community…


Marine Academy Plymouth will improve education in northwest Plymouth, and work with other schools to improve education in the City as a whole. The Academy and its sponsors are committed to supporting the community; we will maintain and extend the current pastoral care services, using the resources of the Academy to enrich learning and lives. Lifelong Learning is not just for the Academy’s students, but for adults too. The Marine Academy Plymouth will soon offer new adult learning courses for the community and facilities that will be open and accessible to the whole community.

Please visit the Plymouth City Council website should you wish to read other schools' admissions consultations or make any response.

You can download the admissions criteria for MAP at