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 2021: See Admissions Policy 2020-21 (In year Admissions)

Children starting in Reception in September 2021: See Admissions Policy 2021-22.

The published closing dates for September 2021 entry are:

  • Admission to Reception – 15 January 2021
  • Transfer to Junior and Middle School – 15 January 2021
  • Transfer to Secondary School – 31 October 2020

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.

For the SIF (supplementary information form), please refer to the Admissions policy where you will find it in the appendix at the end of the policy.
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).