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Welcome to the new Dorsetforyou. We're moving information over from our old site, so for a short time you may see information from both websites. If you spot anything that isn't working as it should please let us know. You can leave feedback at the bottom of every page. Thank you for your patience.

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Parents' guide

Parents' guide for school admissions 2018/2019

If you're a parent or carer with children starting school for the first time, or moving to their next school in 2018, we strongly advise you to read the school admissions parents' guide 2018/19. This provides information about:

  • how admissions work
  • when you'll receive an outcome
  • the next steps of the process

Parents' guide for school admissions 2017/18

This is for children moving school part way through the school year.

If you're a parents or carers who wants to move a child to a Dorset school midway through the school year, we strongly advise you to read the school admission parents' guide 2017/18 before submitting an application to a new school.

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