Applying For A School Place

How to apply and when

Applying for a place in September 2019

The closing dates for all main entry applications (reception, junior, middle, secondary and upper) have passed and all applications received will now be classed as late. 

You can no longer apply online and will need to contact us to ask for a paper form. You should remember that if you apply on paper and do not supply a valid email address, you will need to wait to receive a copy of your offer in the post. All applicants who apply online or provide a valid email will be able to download a PDF copy of their offer letter. 

Map of Bournemouth schools 

Further Information

You can find information about all aspects of starting or moving up to a school in our booklets Starting Primary School and Starting Secondary School. Once you have read these, if you have any further questions please contact our Children's Information Service on 01202 456223 or

2018 allocation

If you would like to see how places were allocated for September 2018, you can read the statistics for the  primaryjunior and  secondary allocations.

In Year Applications

Find out more about changing school during the school year (known as "in-year" applications)

Transport support for over 16s

If your child is 16 or over you can find out about the type of transport support available in our  Post 16 Travel Statement.