School Information

Admissions Information For Parents

Admissions policy and Procedure

Details of Cornwall Council's Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes for entry to all secondary schools in September 2020 and the ‘Oversubscription Criteria’ can be accessed via

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2019 for admissions in September 2020. To apply for a place at Humphry Davy School please visit the county website here.

To apply for your child's September 2020 secondary school place online, please follow this link:

You should only apply via Cornwall Council if you live in Cornwall. If you live in another authority’s area you should apply to your home authority, even if one (or more) of your preferred schools is in Cornwall.

If you have any queries about any of the information or documents above, please contact the Admissions and Transport (Policy) Team on 0300 1234 101 or e-mail

To download the Admissions Policy for 2019-2020 please click on the link to the right.

Transferring to Humphry Davy School

Humphry Davy School has fourteen partner primary schools which form part of the designated area of the school: Alverton, Germoe, Gulval, Heamoor, Ludgvan, Marazion, Mousehole, Newlyn, Pensans, St Hilary, St Maddern’s CE, St Mary’s CE, St Mary’s Catholic and Trythall. However, we also welcome pupils from a wider range of primary schools to join us at Humphry Davy School.

Good links have been established over the years. We also admit students from other schools at parental request. Opportunities for primary school pupils and staff to be involved in events at Humphry Davy School are regularly sought and there is feedback to the primary schools on how well their past pupils have settled in.

Our School is dedicated to the smooth transfer of pupils from Primary School and we are constantly looking to improve the quality of what is already a very good process. This enables all new pupils and parents to feel they are familiar with the School before the first day.

In addition to ongoing school liaison, as part of the transition process Year 6 students can expect:


Pupils have the opportunity to spend a whole day at Humphry Davy School, taking part in lessons and extracurricular activities. Parents and pupils visit all departments of the school during an 'Open Evening'. Pupils also have the opportunity to attend a Year 6 'Super Saturday', and join in with many exciting activities in the school.


On hearing the offer of your place, you will be contacted to ensure all necessary details are shared to plan for a successful transition.


The Assistant Headteacher responsible for Transition visits the Primary Schools to talk to the new intake and to exchange information with the Year 6 tutors to enable effective progression and continuity of learning.


New pupils spend the whole day in school as a form group, taking some lessons. A new intake evening provides an opportunity for pupils and parents to visit the School in order to meet Heads of House and other senior staff.


For the start of term we hold a Year 7 'Meet The Mentor' evening for all parents, carers and Year 7 students, a Year 7 Performance Evening for a musical celebration, and all Year 7 are invited to attend Year 7 Residential Camp.

Changing Schools In-Year Application Form

The application form for changing schools in-year is now an online form available at  This can be completed on smartphones, tablets or computers.