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Draft Admissions 2023-24

Consultation on admission arrangements for 2023-2024 for schools in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

Admission arrangements for schools 2023-2024

Public consultation on school admission arrangements for 2023-2024. Unless otherwise stated next to the relevant school(s), the consultation will run from 1 December 2021 until the 31 January 2022.  

The proposed policies are also available on each school’s website. Paper copies are available on request. 
Comments or objections can be submitted directly to the schools or emailed to school.admissions@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

The Local Authority Admissions Policy

We are consulting on the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council Admissions Policy 2023-24 (for community and voluntary controlled infant, junior and primary schools). We are also consulting on:

We have made no significant changes to the way the policy works for each school. We are consulting on this policy to:

  • reduce the published admission number at Burton CE Primary School from 60 to 45
  • clarify how an application is managed if a family moves home during the application period
  • clarify that families who wish to a remain on a waiting list longer than one academic year need to reapply for the next academic year.

We are the admission authority for: 

  • Burton CE Primary School
  • Christchurch Infant School
  • Hillbourne Primary School
  • Mudeford Community Infants School
  • Mudeford Junior School
  • Somerford Primary Community School.

Other schools that are consulting

The majority of the schools below are consulting on the following:

  • clarify how an application is managed if a family moves home during the application period
  • clarify that families who wish to a remain on a waiting list longer than one academic year need to reapply for the next academic year.

Some schools are consulting on other matters, and a summary has been provided below alongside their policy.

Primary schools

Please note - the policies for Bayside Academy, Elm Academy, Kings Park Academy, Kinson Academy and Manorside Academy have been updated with new changes below, as of 21 December. Please contact the schools directly to find out what has changed.

Middle schools

Secondary schools

The policy for The Bishop of Winchester Academy was uploaded to our website in error - The school have made no changes to the previous admission policy and are therefore not consulting on a policy for 2023-24.

All-through schools

Coastal Learning Partnership

Coastal Learning Partnership are consulting on the changes to their policy from 1 December 2021 to 19 January 2022.

This policy applies to the following schools:

  • Baden Powell and St Peter's CE Junior School
  • Bethany Church of England Junior School
  • Courthill Infant School
  • Heatherlands Primary School
  • Heathlands Primary Academy
  • Lillput CE VC Infant School
  • Longfleet CE VC Primary School
  • Oakdale Junior School
  • Old Town Infant School and Nursery
  • Queen's Park Infant Academy
  • St Clements and St Johns Church of England Infant School
  • St Luke's Church of England Primary School.