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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 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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St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone 01202 456222
Fax 01202 454690
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