As a result of the proposed closure of Parkfield School, we will be supporting Dorset residents to secure an alternative school place. Read more about the proposed closure.

When to apply

If your child is due to start school for the first time or, due to start junior, middle, secondary or upper in September 2024 you can apply from the 1 September 2023. 

The closing date for applications was:

  • 31 October 2023 for children who were due to start secondary or upper school
  • 15 January 2024 for children starting school for the first time or due to start junior or middle school 

If you applied after the relevant closing date, your application will be classed as late.

View your child's school offer

If you applied online, you will be able to view your child's offer by logging into your account from 9:30am on:

  • 1 March 2024 for children due to start secondary or upper school
  • 16 April 2024 for children starting school for the first time or due to start junior or middle school 

Login to your account

If you applied online or gave us an email address on your paper application, we'll also send your school place outcome by email.

We'll send you a separate email with a link for you to view and download your offer letter. This is also where we tell you about your transport entitlement.

If you did not provided an email address on your application, we will send your offer letter in the post.

How we've allocated school places

We provide information on how school places have been allocated for schools which are full and oversubscribed:

On Time Secondary and Upper Allocations

Late Secondary and Upper Allocations

On Time Middle School Allocations

On Time Primary and First School Allocations

Late Middle School Allocations

Late Primary and First School Allocations

Find school allocation information from previous years by area