Secondary school places announced for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Families from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are finding out which secondary school they have been allocated today.

All parents who applied online are also able to log on from Monday 1 March 2021 and view the results of their application. Letters will be emailed or posted to all parents who applied by the closing date of 31 October 2020.

  • 91.5% of families have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools.

Nationally, the percentage of families securing a place in their first preference school has dropped compared to previous years due to the rising number of primary pupils transferring to secondary school. The same is true for families in the BCP Council area. However, there are sufficient school places in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole for all local children for September 2021.

Councillor Nicola Greene, Portfolio holder for Covid Resilience, Public Health and Education said:

“The percentage of residents in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole who have been successful in obtaining a place at one of their preferred schools is 91.5%.

We understand that moving up to secondary school is an exciting experience for children, parents and carers, but can also be an anxious time for some. Where families have not been offered a place at their preferred school it is recommended that they contact the school they have been offered and take the opportunity to find out what would be available for their child.”

If parents or carers living in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole would like to talk to someone about the options available to them they can contact the following numbers:

  • 01202 123222
  • 01202 127963