Apply for a Place

The primary school is open to children from Altarnun and its surrounding areas, is non-selective and co-educational. Full admission details, including over-subscriptions, can be found in our admissions policy which is available on our policies page.

The school’s published admission number is 12.

For admission to Altarnun Primary School, parents should apply using Cornwall Council’s schools admission process.

Apply for a place HERE

Admissions policy Coming Soon

Need to Appeal a School Place Decision?

Altarnun Primary School Admissions Appeals are managed by Cornwall County Council. Please refer to Cornwall County Council website for information and timetables for organising and hearing admissions appeals.

Preparing your Child for School

When your child starts school their ability to cope with certain skills will help them to adapt to school with confidence.

Practice the following with your child so they are ready for their first day:

Dress himself / herself

Put shoes on the correct feet

Tie shoe laces

Go to the toilet by themselves and wash their hands with soap and water afterwards

Hang up his / her clothes

Put away toys without help

Take turns when playing with others


We do our very best to provide a secure and happy environment for your child but you can help us by:

Encouraging your child to come to school on time

Writing to explain why your child is unable to attend school

Supplying the name and telephone number of a relative of friend who may be contacted in an emergency

Let us know of any changes or circumstances at home which may upset your child at school – any information given will be kept confidential

Support us by attending parents meetings and taking an interest in our school