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Dorset Admissions

To apply for your child's admission, visit https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/schools-and-learning

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Sep 01, 2023

Star of application process

Dorset start accepting application for admissions. Parents can start applying for a school online at https://schooladmissions.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/Synergy/SynergyLive/SynergyWeb/Parents/default.aspx

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Jan 15, 2024

End of application process

The closing date for applications. Dorset will class any application or change you make after this date as late.

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Apr 16, 2024

Offer day

Emails to residents who applied online will be sent.

Letters to residents who applied using a paper application form will be sent.

Dorset Holiday

Title Holiday Dates
Autumn Half Term Holidays 23rd Oct 2023 - 27th Oct 2023
Winter Holidays 18th Dec 2023 - 1st Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 12th Feb 2024 - 16th Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 24th Jul 2024 - 2nd Sep 2024

Dorset Term Dates

Title Term Dates
Autumn Term 1st Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 28th Oct 2023 - 17th Dec 2023
Spring Term 2nd Jan 2024 - 11th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 17th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 23rd Jul 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 3 schools are free in Dorset. 41.56% of pupils are known to be eligible for free school meals out of 50,202 pupils.

Total 0.4% of schools are currently judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted in Dorset. List of ofsted outstanding & good schools:

The Thomas Hardye School is Largest school in Dorset with 2,093 pupils.