Admission arrangements for Poole schools 2020/2021

The admission arrangements for all publicly funded schools in Poole for the academic year 2020/21 must be finalised by 28 February 2019.

All schools in Poole consulted on their arrangements from 19 November 2018 to 9 January 2019.

Policies must also be made available on each school’s website.

Any objections to the arrangements must be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) by 15 May 2019.

Objections must be made in writing using the objection to school admission arrangements form

You can also send your objection to The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE.

The Schools Adjudicator does not deal with the admission issues relating to either individual children or school admission appeals.

Policies for infant and first schools

Finalised school admission policies for infant and first schools:

Policies for junior and middle schools

Finalised school admission policies for junior and middle schools:

Policies primary schools

Finalised school admission policies for primary schools: 

Policies secondary schools

Finalised school admission policies for secondary schools: 

Supplementary Forms and Coordinated Scheme

Policies for infant and first schools

Draft school admission policies for infant and first schools:

  • Merley First School
    Wimborne Academy Trust is the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  • Springdale First School
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  • Stanley Green Infant Academy
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

Policies primary schools

Draft school admission policies for primary schools:

  • Bearwood Primary School and Nursery
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers
  • Bishop Aldhelm’s Church of England Primary School
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers
  • Heatherlands Primary School
    Ocean Learning Trust is the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address.

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers.

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Poole
    Plymouth CAST is the admission authority for the school.

    Change to include 1 year regular church attendance for Christian families who wish their application to be considered using the Christian faith oversubscription criterion.

    Changes to how medical and social need are considered.

    Change from using shortest safe and practicable walking route measurements to straight line distance measurements when considering the order to rank applications when there are more applications than places available.
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Poole
    Plymouth CAST is the admission authority for the school.

    Change to include 1 year regular church attendance for Christian families who wish their application to be considered using the Christian faith oversubscription criterion.

    Changes to how medical and social need are considered.

    Change from using shortest safe and practicable walking route measurements to straight line distance measurements when considering the order to rank applications when there are more applications than places available.
  • Talbot Primary School
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address.

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers.

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children of staff.

Policies secondary schools

Draft school admission policies for secondary schools:

  • Carter Community School
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address.

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers.

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
  • Poole Grammar School
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
  • Poole High School
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children of staff.
  • St Edward’s RC/CE VA School, Poole
    The school governors are the admission authority for the school.

    Changes to the definition of home address

    Changes to the definition regarding consideration of applications from separated parents/carers

    The introduction of a new oversubscription criterion providing higher priority for children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

Contact details

Email
school.admissions@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 261936

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

Page last updated: 21 February 2019
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