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Apply for a place at The Swanage School

Admissions for September entry

Applications for a school place for Year 7 starting in September are made during September/October using Dorset County Council's application form at http://www.dorsetforyou.com/school-admissions/apply-for-a-school-place 

DCC co-ordinate all applications as part of the general admissions process for September entry, and parents/carers should expect to receive an offer letter in late February or early March.

We would be very happy to know if you have applied for a place, so if you want to let us know directly, please e-mail andreaknapman@theswanageschool.co.uk, telephone the school office on 01929 500599 or call in.

We can then make sure that you receive any relevant newsletters about The Swanage School.

Missed the Application Deadline?

If you have missed the admissions application deadline or have since changed your mind, please e-mail andreaknapman@theswanageschool.co.uk, telephone the school office on 01929 500599 or call in.

Admissions Policy

The Swanage School Admissions Policy for the current and forthcoming year is available on our Policies page.

In Year & Transfer Applications

To apply to transfer from another school during the school year, please e-mail info@theswanageschool.co.uk, telephone the school office on 01929 500599 or call in at the school office. We will have a chat with you to understand the reasons why you would like to change schools and will ask you to fill in our application form. We will then consider your application as quickly as we can and write to you.

If you have any questions about The Swanage School then please e-mail info@theswanageschool.co.uk, telephone the school office on 01929 500599 or call in.

Appeals Process

If you have received written notification that your child has been refused a place at The Swanage School you can appeal to an appeal panel by writing to:

Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel
Legal and Democratic Services
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU