Schools and learning

Find out about schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, and check their performance.

How to apply for either a primary, infant, first, junior, middle, secondary or upper school place.

How to appeal a decision about a school admission, to prepare for the hearing, and other FAQs.

Information to help you apply for a school place.

What to consider if you're thinking about changing your child's school during the year, and how to apply.

Includes attendance and inclusion.

Find your child's school term, half term and holiday dates.

Parent's guides, transport and children in care policies, plus other guides and reports for school admissions.

Information about school transport

Information about free school meals for children whose parents get financial help.

Information for parents about educational psychology and the service.

Our SEND Local Offer provides information on services and activities for children and young people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

You can teach your child at home, either full or part-time. This is called home education (sometimes 'elective home education' or 'home schooling').

How to apply to become a school governor.


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Page last updated: 02 September 2021
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