Applying For A School Place

Applying for September 2018

School offers

If you applied for your child to start reception, junior, middle, secondary or upper school in September 2018, an offer letter will be sent to you on the following dates: 

1 March 2018 - Secondary and Upper School

You may wish to look at the statistics for the Secondary allocation to see how places were allocated. 

16 April 2018 - Primary, Junior and Middle School

Statistics for the Reception allocation are now available along with an explanation and map of how we allocated places to children who could not be offered any of their preferences. 

You may also want to look at the Junior statistics

If you’ve just moved to Bournemouth

Contact the Children's Information Service (CIS) 01202 456223 for advice if you've just moved here, or plan to move here in the near future. 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.

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. 

Apply for a school transfer during the academic year

If your child already attends a school in Bournemouth but you want to move them to another school within the Borough, please complete an application form. Submit it to the Admissions Services Team.

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

We have also set the co-ordinated scheme for 2019-20.

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.