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, 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 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

Consultation on school admission arrangements for the 2022 to 2023 academic year

The consultation which was open from Monday 7 December 2020 to Sunday 17 January 2021 has now closed.

Appeal a school place for September 2021

Devonport High School for Boys has an agreement with Plymouth City Council to act on our behalf with regard to an appeal for a school place.

Link to Plymouth City Council website

School Appeal Timetable

  • Allocation date: Monday 1 March 2021

  • Appeal form to be submitted by: Friday 26 March 2021

  • On time appeal submissions to be heard by: Tuesday 15 June 2021

  • 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