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Admission Arrangements

If you would like to apply for a place at Highcliffe St Mark Primary please complete the application form on the Dorset for you website -

Children eligible to start school for the first time in September 2018

If your child's date of birth is between 01.09.13 and 31.08.14 they will start school in September 2018 and the closing date for on time applications is 15th January 2018.

Applying online is very simple and you will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your application. To apply online go to the Dorset for You website ( and follow the links to schools and applying for a school place.

It is very important that your application is received by this date as you will stand a much greater chance of securing a place in one of your preferred schools.

If you need any further information or help please contact School Admissions on 01305 221060.

All parents will receive full information of the outcome on a letter posted on National Offer Day,  16th April 2018.

Dorset will be consulting on admission arrangements for 2019/2020 with effect from Monday, 2nd October 2017 to Friday, 10th November 2017. Details of the consultation will be available to view at


The key dates for the consultation are set out below.


Dorset LA consultation begins

2nd October 2017

Dorset LA consultation ends

10th November 2017

Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset La) determine Admission Arrangements

28th February 2018

Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements

15th March 2018

Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator

15th May 2018