Apply for your child's school place now

September 18, 2016

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  • Apply for your child's school place now!

  • Don’t miss out – there is just over a month left to apply for your child’s reception, middle or junior school place.

     Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 should start school next September and parents have until Sunday 15 January 2017 to apply for their school place This also includes children going from Infant to Junior School or First to Middle School.

    Additionally, older children who will be leaving their current school in July 2017 and transferring to their next school in September 2017 – Primary to Secondary School and Middle to Upper School need to have their applications in by Monday 31st October 2016. 

    Fill in the application form or call 01305 221060 for a pack to be sent to you in the post.

  • Need childcare for the Christmas holidays?

    Did you know that you can search for childcare near your home or work by filtering by postcode or town/village on the Dorset for You website?

    The directory compiled by the Family Information Service (FIS) gives useful information for each childcare setting such as:

    • Contact details, opening hours and costs
    • Link to Ofsted reports
    • Whether they are registered to offer free early education
    • Information about the childcare provided
    • Provision for children who are disabled or have special needs
  • Looking for something a bit different to do this holiday?

    Our Family Information Service also provides an online Family Information Directory where you can search for services such as:

    • Holiday clubs, scouts, sport, drama, parent and toddler groups and play parks
    • Children’s Centres offering support and activities for families with children aged 0-5
    • Schools and colleges
    • Family Support with health, counselling, drugs and bullying
    • National support groups

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