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Apply for a school place

Apply for a school place, find out about deadlines, change submitted applications or add your child to a waiting list.

If your child is due to start school for the first time or move to a new school in September 2018, you can apply for a school place from 1 September.

Starting school for the first time

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Apply for a new reception primary school place for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Starting junior or middle school

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For children that are due to start junior or middle school. Apply here from 1 September 2017.

Starting secondary or upper school

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For children due to start secondary or upper school. Apply here from 1 September 2017.

Moving school part way through the school year

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For children wishing to move to a Dorset school from 1 September 2017 onwards.

Adding a child to a waiting list

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How to add your child to a Dorset schools waiting list or renew your place on a waiting list.

Making changes to applications

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Make changes to a submitted application form including changing your preferences.

Special educational needs (SEN)

If your child has an individual education, health and care plan (formerly known as a statement of SEN), please do not complete any of these applications. Contact the SEN Team, who will deal with your child's continued education and advise of the next steps.

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