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Admissions Policies for all Poole Schools 2016/17

Admissions Arrangements

The admission arrangements for all publicly-funded schools for 2016/17 admissions have now been finalised. 

You can read our Report to the Adjudicator.

Policies for Primary, Infant, and Junior Schools

Ad Astra Infant School

Baden Powell and St Peter's CE Junior School

Bearwood Primary School and Nursery

Bishop Aldhelm’s Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Broadstone First School

Broadstone Middle School

Canford Heath Infant School

Canford Heath Junior School

Courthill Infant School

Hamworthy Park Junior School

Haymoor Junior School

Lilliput CE Infant School

Longfleet CE Primary School

Manorside Academy

Merley First School

Oakdale Junior School

Ocean Academy Poole

Old Town Infant School

Springdale First School

Stanley Green Infant Academy

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Poole

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Poole

Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery

Primary Supplementary Information Form

Community and Voluntary Controlled First, Infant, Middle, Junior and Primary Schools (all other Poole publicly-funded schools)

Co-ordinated Admission Scheme

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Policies for Secondary Schools

Carter Community School

Corfe Hills School

Magna Academy Poole

Parkstone Grammar School

Poole Grammar School

Poole High School

St Aldhelm’s Academy

St Edward’s RC/CE VA School, Poole

St Edward's Supplementary Information Form

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Over-subscription Criteria

Each admission authority adopts its own admissions policy for the academic year. When a school receives more applications than it has places available, the admission authorities apply what is known as their 'over-subscription' criteria to decide who should be offered a place.

Pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan issued by a local authority naming a specific school where a pupil should receive his or her education will be admitted to any publicly-funded school before preferences are considered for admission in September.

Admission authorities must also give Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children priority before any other applicant in the over-subscription criteria, irrespective of whether or not they live within a school’s catchment area.

The over-subscription criteria are agreed by the admission authority for the school and are required to be in line with the School Admissions Code.

For Community and Voluntary Controlled schools the admission authority is the local authority.

For Academies, Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools it is the Governing Body of the school.

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