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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

Appealing for Admission in September 2023

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

Link to information

Year 7

  • Allocation date: Tuesday Wednesday 1 March 2023

  • Appeal form to be submitted by: Tuesday 28 March 2023

  • On time appeal submissions to be heard by: Wednesday 14 June 2023

  • 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​


Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2025/2026

We are consulting on our admission arrangements for 2025/2026 with the consultation period being from Monday 4 December 2023 to Sunday 14 January 2024.


If you wish to make a comment please send an email to before the closing date.

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