Applying for a School Place for September 2017

You have the right to express a preference for the school you would prefer your child to attend in September 2017.

The published closing dates are:

  • Admission to Reception – 15 January 2017
  • Transfer to Junior and Middle School – 15 January 2017
  • Transfer to Secondary School – 31 October 2016

You must apply to the Local Authority where you live, even if the schools you are applying for are in another area.

If you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place, your request to appeal should be made in writing, using the appropriate form, and addressed to: 
The Chair of the Admissions Committee (Admission Appeals), St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Devon Road, Poole, BH15 3QQ.
Your request should be made within 14 days of the date of the notification letter (by the date on the reply slip).