Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

Admission arrangements

Admissions Authority
For the purposes of admission arrangements Dorset Council is the admission authority responsible for admission decisions in connection with the school.
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Dorset Council - Admission to Schools: A guide for parents and carers 2024 - 2025
Admissions Policy
Below is the school's admissions policy for this academic year as well as the admissions policy for 2023-2024.
Each admissions policy states our oversubscription criteria.

Admissions Arrangements 2023 - 2024 

Admissions Arrangements 2024 - 2025

In Year Applications
All in year applications should be made through Dorset Admissions.
We encourage you to contact the school if you are interested in viewing the school and please contact us if you have any questions.

For information regarding the In-Year application process for those starting school in 2024, please click here: Moving school during the school year (in year admissions) - Dorset Council

The Local Authority will act on behalf of the school for all appeals regarding admissions.
For more information, including an online appeals form and an appeals timetables of dates, please follow this link:


 School Catchment Area

You can find an interactive map of the school catchment area through Dorset for You:

 Important Admission Dates for 2023-2024

Timetable for School Admissions

February 28th

Date by which governors must determine admission arrangements every year

February 28th onwards

The governors must publish the determined admission arrangements on the school website and keep it on the website until the end of the Offer Year.

March 15th

Date by which determined arrangements are sent to the Local Authority

May 15th

Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator

January 15th

National closing date for primary school applications

April 16th

National offer day for primary schools