Admissions

Applying for a School Place

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

Children starting in Reception-Year 6 before September 2018: See Admissions Policy 2017-18 (In year Admissions)

Children starting in Reception in September 2018: See Admissions Policy 2018-19

The published closing dates for September 2018 entry are:

  • Admission to Reception – 15 January 2018
  • Transfer to Junior and Middle School – 15 January 2018
  • Transfer to Secondary School – 31 October 2017

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 speak to the Borough of Poole School Admissions Team, please call the main enquiry number 01202 261936.

Appeals
 
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).
 
Admissions Appeals Timetable

First, Infant, Junior, Primary and Middle Schools
 
Offer letters posted to parents/carers on National Offer Day by Local Authority
 
16 April 2018
 
Deadline for acceptance of offer by parent/carer
 
30 April 2018
 
Date for parents to return completed on-time admission appeal form
 
16 May 2018
 
Appeal Date
 
2 July to 18 July 2018
 
Late appeals and in-year appeals will be heard in-line with the deadlines set out in the School Admission Appeals Code