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Merley First School

Admissions (Прийом)

Important Information For Parents Concerning School Admissions for Reception Age Children

We welcome applications from parents for their children to join our school. If the school place you are seeking for your child is for Reception please follow the link below.

Entry to Reception

BCP Website - School Admissions

Dorset Website - School Admissions

School Prospectus

To read our school prospectus please click on the link below

Merley First School - School Prospectus

Important information for Parents concerning in year 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 through the BCP Website using the links below.

Together with other schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, and in accordance with statutory requirements, Merley First School has agreed to join the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for the entry admission and transfer process for 2022-23. Therefore, the in-year application and allocation process will be handled by the Local Authority.

Full details of the application process, and the main application form, can be found on the BCP website on the link below:-

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-admissions/Changing-school-during-the-school-year/Apply-to-change-your-childs-school-in-year-application.aspx

There is a separate protocol for admission of Looked After Child and Previously Looked After Children, for which a Supplementary Information Form is required and can be found on the BCP website on the link below:

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-admissions/Changing-school-during-the-school-year/In-year-school-admissions-of-looked-after-children-and-previously-looked-after-children.aspx

Details of the application process for appeals can be found on the BCP website on the link below:

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/School-appeals/School-admission-appeals.aspx

Appeals against in-year applications
 

For a parent to submit an appeal to the Local Authority At least 20 schools days from the parent receiving notice of the refusal of a school place
Notice of the appeal hearing At least 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Appellants (usually the parents) to submit evidence 8 school days before the appeal hearing
Admissions Authority (the school) to submit their evidence 8 school days before the appeal hearing
The clerk (person organising the appeal) sends appeal papers to the parents, the panel and the school 5 school days before the appeal hearing
Additional evidence from the appellants: sometimes the appellants want to provide additional information after seeing all the papers 5 school days before the appeal hearing
Decision letters sent to the appellants: this is the letter that tells the appellant if their appeal has been upheld or refused Within 5 school days of the hearing (wherever possible)

Waiting list information
 

A waiting list is held by BCP Council for each year group and will remain open until 31st August each year, at which point all names will be removed. Should parents wish their child to be considered for a place at the school in the subsequent school year, they must submit a new in-year application in the August preceding the new school year. We will advise in the first 10 days of the new school year as to whether there is a space available.