New School Opening in BCP Council in September 2021
There is a proposal to open a new school, The Livingstone Academy, which will take 60 children into its reception year and 150 children into year 7 in September 2021.
You should read their Admissions Policy for 2021 before deciding whether to apply.
How do I apply for these new schools?
If your child is due to start Reception or move up to Year 7 in September 2021 and you wish to be considered for a place at the new school, you must complete a separate application alongside your main application for a place at existing schools.
You can do this online, or by submitting a paper form which is available on request from (01202) 456223. The application for the new school is completely separate from the main allocation process. This is one of the few times that you would potentially receive an offer of two schools - one from the main application form you completed naming four existing schools, and a further offer of the new school if they can offer your child a place.
When the opening of the new schools is confirmed, you will be asked whether you wish to take up the place at the existing school or at the new school. If for any reason the school does not open as expected, by also applying for existing schools in the main process, your child will have had an alternative school place offered.
What could happen if I only apply for the new school?
If the new school did not open in September 2021 as expected, you may find that all nearby schools have already filled. Available places at existing schools will then be very limited. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you also apply for existing schools in the normal process.