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Welcome to Cornwall Council Citizen Portal

System Status (01/07/2020 - 9:30 AM ): The economic two year old funding applications system is currently unavailable due to issues with the Eligibility Checking System. The DfE are working to resolve the issue. Please try again later.

This portal enables parents and carers to apply for School Places and Two Year Old Funding.

If you have used the Citizen Portal before you can log in using your registered details. Note: You will need to register again if your account was created before 01/09/2017.

If you have forgotten your password, please use the Forgotten your password facility. If you have not used the Citizen Portal before then please register to create an account.

School Place Applications for September 2020

The deadline for applications for September 2020 has now passed. For more information on making a late application or changing your preference please visit

Parents and carers that applied for a place in September 2020 through Citizen Portal can log back in to check their school place allocation on National Offer Day:

  • Transfer to Secondary School: 2 March 2019
  • Starting School and Transfer to Junior School: 16 April 2019

School Place Applications for September 2021

From 1 September 2020 parents and carers resident in Cornwall will be able to use this website to complete a school place application for September 2021. The application system for September 2021 entry is for children born between the following dates:

  • 1st September 2016 - 31st August 2017 - Starting Infant/Primary School
  • 1st September 2013 - 31st August 2014 - Starting Junior School
  • 1st September 2009 - 31st August 2010 - Starting Secondary School

Before applying for a school place please refer to the detailed supporting information on the Cornwall Council website.

Two Year Old Funding Applications

Two year old funding is paid from the term following the child’s second birthday. Applications can be submitted 12 weeks before the start of the relevant term, as follows:

  • Apply from 9th June for a child born between 1st April and 31st August to access childcare from 1st September.
  • Apply from 9th October for a child born between 1st September and 31st December to access childcare from 1st January.
  • Apply from 8th January for a child born between 1st January and 31st March to access childcare from 1st April.

For more information about two year old funding, please refer to the Care and Support in Cornwall website.