We welcome visits to view our school at anytime during the school day. Please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01258 820206
If your child is starting school for the first time you will need to register your child through Dorset County Council:
Children eligible to start school for the first time in September 2024:
Date of Birth
Type of Application
|1 September 2019-31 August 2020||Starting School September 2024||15-Jan-24||16-Apr-24|
If you would like to apply for a place after your child has begun their school life then please contact the office – 01258 820206 or email@example.com
If you are a Dorset resident:
Please read the Parents’ Guide before making your application. The Parents’ Guide contains lots of useful information on how the school admissions process works, how to apply and what evidence you may need to supply to support your application. Some schools have their own admissions policies which will detail what evidence they may require and how places are allocated at their school. You can find the guide and the schools’ admissions policies on our website.
Apply online at our website Dorset School Admissions via a smart phone, tablet or computer. You can create an account and then complete the application which should take no longer than half an hour. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application. If you cannot access the internet, please call 01305 221060 to discuss alternative ways of applying.
Apply by the closing date this will give your child the best chance of being offered a place at one of your preferred schools. If you post anything to us, such as copies of evidence, please use the address at the top of this letter. The Post Office can provide you with a proof of posting receipt. If you would like us to confirm receipt of your copies of evidence, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.
If you are not a Dorset resident:
If you do not live in Dorset you should contact your own local authority for information on how to apply for a school place and not complete a Dorset Council application form. This includes those living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole who should apply through their home authority.
If your child is eligible to start school for the first time in September 2024, you must apply for a school place through the local authority where you live. It is not enough to register your interest with the school or have your child attend a nursery attached to the school.
The closing date for on time applications is the 15th January 2024.
It is very important that your application is received by this date. You stand a much greater chance of securing a place in one of your preferred schools if you apply by 15 January.
If you need any further information or help please contact School Admissions on 01305 221060.
We will contact you in the summer term to arrange some settling in sessions and give you all the relevant paperwork and information.
Advice for summer born children can be found via the link:
Below are further links to good resources in supporting your child for school readiness: