Admissions

Image of happy students from Devonport High School for Boys

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, students 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 students know where to go when they need help. Our well established house system creates opportunities to compete and to have achievements celebrated.

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.

Please contact me by email if you have any questions about admission to the school.

Sarah Nicholson

Admissions and PA to the Headteacher

sarah.nicholson@dhsb.org

Admission Policies

The admission policies for the year 2023/2024 were available for comment during the public consultation from Monday 8 December 2021 to Sunday 16 January 2022 and are available to read below.

Appealing for Admission to Year 7 in September 2022

Plymouth City Council will be acting on our behalf to hear appeals for admission.

Link to information

  • Allocation date:Tuesday 1 March 2022

  • Appeal form to be submitted by: Monday 28 March 2022

  • On time appeal submissions to be heard by: Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Late applications heard within: 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

Admission to Year 7 in September 2023

The 11+ registration form will be available on our website from Monday 25 April 2022 to Wednesday 31 August 2022 and the 11+ tests will be held on Saturday 17 September 2022 and Saturday 24 September 2022.

Information about the familiarisation session will be available from the start of the summer term.

Link to arrangements for admission