The local authority has drawn up a Protocol for dealing with in-year applications for Looked After Children.
All applications must be made on an in-year application form. The form should be completed by the child’s Social Worker and must be accompanied by a Supplementary Information Form. Applications made by parents must include a Supplementary Information Form that has been completed and signed by the child’s Social Worker.
It is the local authority’s aim to allocate a place to a Looked After Child at an appropriate school as quickly as possible. Any application received without a completed and signed Supplementary Information Form will be returned to the applicant. This will mean there is a delay in processing the request.
The local authority co-ordinates admissions to all Poole schools. Applicants should contact the School Admissions Team regarding a school place for a Looked After Child.
Individual Poole schools must not be contacted directly concerning the admission of a Looked After Child.