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Colehill First School


Admissions Policy

Colehill First School is a community school for pupils aged 4 – 9, maintained by Wimborne Academy Trust.

The admission policy for this school is fully aligned with Dorset County Council's admission policy for community (i.e. non Church-affiliated) schools.

Dorset LA Admissions Policy 2017-2018.

Children Starting School in September 2018

Parents of Reception age children starting school in September 2018 should apply for a place via Dorset Local Authority. Click on the links below to be taken to the Dorset Local Authority web pages:

Dorset LA Admissions information.

Tours of the School

We are always delighted to show parents around the school and answer any questions they might have. Please telephone the school on 01202 882506 to arrange a tour. In most cases the headteacher or deputy headteacher will accompany parents on school tours.

For new pupils due to start school in September, tours are available during the Autumn Term. Tours usually take place with a maximum of 3 families. There is a regular tour slot each Friday morning, and at other times by arrangement. Please telephone the school office on 01202 882506 to book a tour place.

Children Joining Our School At Any Time Other than the Start of Reception Year

We welcome applications from parents for their children to join our school at any time. If the school place you are seeking for your child is required during the school year, you will still need to apply via Dorset Local Authority. Click on the link below to be taken to the Dorset Local Authority web pages:

Dorset LA Admissions information.

Parents are asked to note the following information regarding School Admission Arrangements:

Colehill First School is a member of the Wimborne Academy Trust partnership of schools.This is a vibrant and exciting family of schools, driven to provide high quality education and to fully support the local and wider community. 


Important: 2018/19 School Admission Arrangements Update

Wimborne Academy Trust has been considering the redevelopment of its school Admission Arrangements, in conjunction with partner schools and the Local Authority. The intention had been to revise admission arrangements for the 2018/19 school year. However, as the Trust is committed to only introducing revised admission arrangements when new policy and practice can be established which genuinely benefits the local community and the schools, this will not now happen.

Following various discussions, a working party with representatives from partner schools and Dorset CC has concluded that there is currently insufficient detail available to accurately inform the factors which influence the development of school admission arrangements. Especially concerning the level of housing development, which remains somewhat volatile and affects pupil forecasts and the appropriateness of catchment boundaries. Consequently, a cross-partner decision has been taken to continue operating with the current published school Admission Arrangements until at least 2019/20. This will allow sufficient time for further work to be undertaken in order that the most appropriate solution is developed for future use.

Useful Admissions Information

Click here for the Appeals Timetable 2017-18
Click here to read the School Admissions Code 2014
Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012