Wimborne First School

School Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HQ


01202 882532

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Our school admits children between the ages of 4 and 9 (Reception to Year 4) 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 children outside of our catchment area.


If you live outside this area and would prefer your child to attend Wimborne First 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.


All applications for school places must be made through the Local Authority e.g. Dorset or bournemouth, christchurch and poole (bcp) admissions.

Applications into established year groups should also be made via the local authority.  


Please click on link below for access to Dorset Council Admissions:


Dorset Council School Admissions


For information on closing dates regarding starting school for the first time, please click on link below :


School Admissions - Starting school for the first time


Full details about admissions can be obtained from:

School Admission Team

Strategic Services

County Hall

Colliton Park




Tel: (01305) 221060


email: admissions@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk


For more information please see our admissions policy by clicking on the link below:


Dorset Admissions Policy 2018 - 2019 

Dorset Admissions Guide for Parents


Dorset are running the annual consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2021/2022 with effect from Monday 14th October 2019 to Friday 22nd November 2019. 

Details of the consultation will be available to view at https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/your-council/consultations/find-a-consultation.aspx

Responses must be submitted either in writing to School Admissions Team, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ or by email to schoolorganisation@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk by Friday 22nd November 2019. 

Upon the conclusion of the consultation period all responses will be considered carefully and a report will be presented to The People Scrutiny Committee prior to the determination deadline on 28th February 2020.


 Follow this link to the consultation page on Dorset Council's website.


The key dates for the consultation are set out below:


Dorset LA consultation begins

14th October 2019

Dorset LA consultation ends

22nd November 2019

Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) determine Admission  Arrangements

28th February 2020

Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements

15th March 2020

Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator

15th May 2020


Contact Us

School Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HQ


01202 882532