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St Michael's Middle School

Admissions

Important Information For Parents Concerning School Admissions

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 must apply directly to our school by completing the In-Year Application Form provided below. This may be returned to the School by email attachment or post and you will receive a decision within a maximum of 10 school days.

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

St Michaels CE Middle School is a member of the Wimborne Academy Trust partnership of schools, for which the Admission Authority is the ‘Academy Trust’. This is a vibrant and exciting family of schools, driven to provide high quality education and to fully support the local and wider community. The ‘day to day’ administration of admission applications and admission decisions are delegated to the School Governing Body, whose Admissions Committee will consider every application fairly and reasonably in accordance with the Admission Arrangements set out below.

The 2016/17 and 2017/18 Admissions Arrangements were agreed before the school converted to academy status and so must apply until such time that the Academy Trust reviews admission arrangements and proposes new procedure.

The Academy Trust is currently considering the introduction of revised admission arrangements for the 2018/19 school year that more appropriately meet the needs of the member schools and their communities. You are asked to look out for future announcements about these proposals on this website and in the local press.

A full public consultation is required before altered admission arrangements can be implemented and you will be encouraged to comment during the consultation period, should the proposals be of interest to you and your family.

Admissions

Our school admits children between the ages of 9 and 13 (Year 5 – Year 8) in accordance with the Dorset Education Authority policy. Priority is given to families living in or transferring to the area normally served by our school but we do take a percentage of children outside of our catchment area.

If you live outside this area and would prefer your child to attend St Michael’s Middle School you will be considered under the Authority’s policy on parental preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact Dorset School Admissions, who will advise you of the procedure to follow.

We are always delighted to show parents/carers around the school and answer any questions you might have. Please telephone Mrs Wellman on 01202 883433 to arrange a tour and meet the Headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

All applications to attend St Michael’s Middle School should be made via School Admissions at Dorset County Council. Please visit the School Admissions pages on the Dorset For You website where details about applying for a school place, policies, catchment areas and contact details can be found here.

Telephone queries can be made on 01305 221060.

Admissions Policy 2016/17

Click here to apply on-line for a school place

If you prefer, you can print the form, complete it by hand and send it by post to the Admissions Team at Dorset County Council.

School Admission Team
Strategic Services
County Hall
Colliton Park
Dorchester
DT1 1XJ

A Parent’s Guide to Admissions 2015 – 2016:
A guide to applying for a school place for the academic year 2015/16 can be found here.

Pupil Admission Number (PAN)
This is the maximum number of pupils that the Dorset Admissions Team allocates to the school’s pupil intake year. The pupil admission number at St Michael’s Middle School is 140 pupils per year group.

Appeals Process
Should the total number of applications for a year group exceed the PAN, and your application is rejected, you can make an appeal to an Appeals Panel. Click here to download a form, and once completed, send it to the address shown on the website.

School Catchment/Local Services
If you are moving into the area, and wish to know whether a particular address falls into the catchment area of our school, click here and enter your postcode. The schools serving your postcode will be listed – as well as details of all local services serving the address.