Apply for a junior or middle school place

Junior and Middle school offer day

From 16 April 2021, all applicants who applied by 15 January 2021 for their children to transfer to junior or middle school will find out which school they have been offered. 

Parents/carers who applied using the online system will be able to login to their accounts at 10am on this day to see their result. Anyone who supplied an email address on their application will be emailed their offer letter throughout the day. Parents who applied using a paper form and did not provide a valid email address will be posted their letter on the evening of 16 April. 

Your offer letter contains the offered school and information about any next steps. It's important you read it before calling us.

2021 allocation

You may wish to see how places were offered for September 2021 for Junior and Middle schools.

Before completing your application, it is recommended that you read the:

Applying for a school place for September 2021

You have the right to express a preference for the school you would prefer your child to attend in September 2021.

The published closing date for transfer to junior (Year 3) and middle school (Year 5) is:

  • 15 January 2021

You must apply to the local authority where you live, even if the schools you are applying for are in another area.

You can apply online or download an application form to post or email to us.

Apply online

You must have your own email address to create an account and apply online.

If you are a resident outside of the BCP area, you should contact your local authority for details of how to apply:

Applying on faith grounds

There are a number of faith schools within the BCP area that require proof of religious commitment to be considered under their faith criteria. If you are applying for one of the following schools you will need to complete and return the Faith Grounds Supplementary Information Form 2020 (SIF).

You need to ask your priest or minister to complete and return it to our school admissions team by the published closing date.

If you are thinking of applying to another faith school, please check their website and policy to find out if they require completion of their own SIF.

If you do not return a completed SIF by the published closing date your application will still be processed but the SIF will not be taken into account. Applications received after the published closing dates will be processed after all the on time applications. This may mean that regularly oversubscribed schools are full before late applications are considered.

Applying on service premium grounds

If you wish to apply for a place on service premium grounds, you must download and complete a Service Premium Supplementary Information Form 2020 (SIF)

You need to complete and return it to our school admissions team by the published closing date.

If you do not return a completed SIF by the published closing date your application will still be processed but the SIF will not be taken into account. Applications received after the published closing dates will be processed after all the on time applications. This may mean that regularly over-subscribed schools are full before late applications are considered. 

Application outcomes

If you apply online, you can login to your account and view the result of your application after on the notification date.

The published notification date for transfer to junior (Year 3) and middle school (Year 5) is:

  • 16 April 2021
All parents who have submitted an on time application will be notified of the outcome by post. The letter will be posted by first class mail on the published notification date.

Contact details

Email
school.admissions@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 127 963

Address
Children, Young People and Learning
Dolphin Centre
Poole
BH15 1SA 

Page last updated: 15 April 2021
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