Children across Dorset assigned school places

PARENTS across Dorset have received news of which primary, first, middle or junior school their child will go to in September.

In Dorset, 95 per cent of parents received the good news that their child had been given a place at their first preference. This included places for children starting school for the first time in reception, as well as those transferring to middle or junior school.

The school admissions team at Dorset Council processed a total of 5,095 primary and first school applications – including for children living in Christchurch, which is now part of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council.

Ed Denham, School Place Sufficiency Manager at Dorset Council, said: “Starting school is an important milestone in a child’s life. We’re really pleased that the majority of parents were offered their first preference.

“We’ll continue to work with schools to make sure there are enough places in the areas where we need them and wish children the best of luck as they start or move school in September.”

Parents will be contacted by email or post and can also find out the outcome of their application by clicking here.

Dorset Council will let Christchurch parents know the outcome of their applications for September, but then future school admissions for that area will be handled by the new BCP Council.

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