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We’ve made applying for a school easier so you can choose the right school for your child. Make sure that you apply for a place the year before your child is due to start. Your child may also get free school meals if you have a low income.
Information on how to change a child's school during the school year, including moving into an area.
A list of Bournemouth schools available for all age ranges in the borough. Doesn't include independent schools.
You need to apply for a school place for your child a year before they are due to start Primary School.
You can apply for a school place for your child by filling out an application form. Make sure you submit before the closing dates.
School term dates agreed for the current and next academic year in the Bournemouth catchment areas.
Our Education Psychologists specialise in early years, autism and mental health. We also have a free telephone consultation service.
If your school place application is unsuccessful, you can appeal to an independent Appeal Panel
Bournemouth school admission policies, both draft and determined policies for the current year
If you're unhappy about an event or the service provided by your child's school you need to follow the complaints procedure outlined below.
Working with children, young people, their education providers, parents and carers giving the advice and support they need
Support for children, young people and families where there are attendance and welfare issues, including advice for .
Our 14 to19 team maintains the learning opportunities available in Bournemouth and Poole for young people aged 14 to 19.
We want to make sure that every child eats well when they're at school. Your children may be entitled to free school meals if you have a low income.
Find out more about our school transport service and if you are eligible, the help we can provide for transport costs.
We use forecasting to get an idea of how many school places we need for the next year. You can find out about our measures here.
SACRE set the syllabus, provide advice and review religious education provided in local schools
Your child doesn't have to go school, but they must be educated. If you want to home educate them, you should tell their headteacher.
School governors make sure children get a high standard of education. You can find application forms here.
You can also contact us for advice and support.
Information about help and services specifically for children & young people with special educational needs & disabilities