Devonport High School for Boys is proud of its reputation for academic excellence and for developing the skills our students need to be happy and successful. Since 1896, boys have entered DHSB on individual merit and our reputation has been earned by their endeavour and the professionalism of our staff.
We attract and appoint high calibre professionals to lead and support student learning, and provide a well-resourced, vibrant learning environment.
DHSB is supported by a strong governing body which brings a wealth of expertise and experience in supporting the Leadership Group and staff.
An outstanding aspect of our provision is our commitment to personal development and well-being. Our students have a very clear sense of right and wrong and are eager to contribute to the life of the school and wider community.
Under the guidance of a dedicated team of tutors, led by an experienced student support team, our boys know where to go when they need help. Our well established house system creates opportunities for the boys to compete and to have their achievements celebrated.
Please contact me if you would like to visit DHSB or discuss arrangements for admission (including registration for the late 11+ admission exams)
Please take this opportunity to look at our website and the Head’s Blog in particular to gain a broader view of our unique offer and a visual representation of our site and facilities.
Admissions and PA to the Headteacher
Public consultation on the proposed expansion of Devonport High School for Boys
Plymouth City Council is responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient school places in the city of Plymouth. There will be a shortfall of secondary places in the local area from 2019 and there is significant demand from parents within the city for more selective school places and more good school places particularly with there being only 180 grammar places for boys compared to 240 for girls. Devonport High School for Boys has been working hard to increase access for disadvantaged pupils and has been working in partnership with local primary and secondary schools to improve education in the city.
Devonport High School for Boys Academy Trust wants to hear the views of the local community on:
• The proposed enlargement of Devonport High School for Boys by 1 Form Entry (FE) (30 places) starting in September 2021.
It is important that you make your views known by 9.00am on 3 April 2019.
Key Downloads and Links
Link to 11+ registration form (this will go live at the beginning of the summer term 2019)
Arrangements for Independent Appeals (admission in September 2019)
Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2020/2021
We consulted on our admission arrangements for 2020/2021 through Plymouth City Council. The consultation was live between 10 December 2018 and 20 January 2019.