Applying For A School Place

How to apply for a school place

Primary School Allocation

If you applied for your child to move up to start primary school this September, you can log back into your online account to find out which school you have been offered.

We sent letters out by first class post to all applicants on 18 April 2017, so if you applied on paper or have forgotten your online password you will receive your offer in the post along with a summary of the allocation. 

You may find this information booklet helpful.

Secondary School Allocation

The on time offers for secondary school places were available from 1 March 2017. Applications received after the closing date of 31 October 2017 but before the late deadline of 30 January 2017 were sent on 13 March 2017. All offers for applications received after this date will be sent on an as and when basis throughout the remainder of the year.

You can check our summary to find out which schools had spaces after the initial allocation. For up to date numbers you may wish to contact us on 01202 456222.

You may find this information booklet helpful.

If you’ve just moved to Bournemouth

If you have just moved to Bournemouth or are planning to in the near future, contact the Children's Information Service (CIS) for advice. Please note, school places can’t normally be reserved more than half a term in advance.

In some cases, we need proof of your address. It may save time later if you provide this to us with your application. 

If you have moved to Bournemouth from overseas, you will also need to present your original passports and visas (if applicable) for all members of the family before we can offer a place. This is so that we know you are here in Bournemouth ready to take up any place offered.

To apply for a place, you can complete the application form and return it to the Admissions Services Team. We’re happy to answer any questions you have. Just call the Children's Information Service on 01202 456223. 

Applying for a school transfer during the academic year

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

We operate a co-ordinated admissions process with the schools in Bournemouth, so there is one application and one offer per pupil.

To apply for a place, you can complete the application form and return it to the Admissions Services Team. We’re happy to answer any questions you have. Just call the Children's Information Service on 01202 456223. 

Contact Us

Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 456222

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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