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Applying for a school place

How do I apply for a school place for my child for September 2015?

If you wish to apply for a child starting Reception, moving up to Junior (Year 3), or moving up to secondary (Year 7), Bournemouth residents can apply online using the Enrol application website:|.

Please note: the closing date for Secondary applications is 31 October 2014, and for Reception and Junior it is 15 January 2015.

If you have any queries, please contact the Children's Information Service on 01202 456223.


How do I apply for a Reception place for my child at the new primary schools opening in September 2014?

If you are applying for the new St Peter’s School on religious grounds you should complete this form and ensure that it is sent to the school (Iford Site, Holdenhurst Avenue, BH7 6RG) as soon as possible.

The two new schools St Peter’s School and Avonwood School have now confirmed that they will be opening in September 2014 if you wish to apply for either or both of these schools please include them on the application form that can be obtained from the Children’s Information Service, Bournemouth Borough Council Children’s Information Service telephone 01202 456223 or Admissions Services on 01202 456200.  There is no longer a need to apply on a separate application form as the schools have now confirmed they will be opening.  Therefore if we are able to offer you one of the new schools we will only offer the new school and not an existing school.  Please telephone the Children’s Information Service or Admissions Services if you wish to discuss this further.


How do I apply for a school transfer during the academic year?

If your child is already attending a school but you wish to move them to another within the Borough of Bournemouth then you will need to complete an application form| and submit it to the Admissions Services Team.

If you would like information or advice about the process please contact the Children's Information Service| (CIS) team on 01202 456223.


If I move into the area, how do I apply for a school place?

If you are moving into the Borough of Bournemouth, you should contact the Children's Information Service| (CIS) for advice.

A place at a school can usually be offered once contracts have been exchanged or a tenancy agreement signed and places cannot normally be reserved more than half a term in advance.

Alternatively you can complete the application form| and return to the Admissions Services Team.

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